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Tim Ames wrote:
> I'm running it looks like linux-2.6.7-gentoo-r14
> I haven't been able to get online for quite a while now. When I originally
> compiled I was on satellite and had a network connection that enabled me to
> download just about anything I wanted. I didn't have ppp compiled in the
> kernel and I kept trying to get wvdial emerged or ppp working in the
> machine to use a serial modem for dialup as that is all I can afford right
> now, and probably all I can get in the location I'm living in.
> The problems started trying to emerge wvdial, I downloaded manually off of
> one of the mirrors and put the files in
> /usr/portage/distfiles and then tried to emerge them on the machine
> I started getting md5 errors trying to emerge the files that I had
> downloaded and burned to a cd using windows xp.
> I kept trying, deleted the files, put the machine finally online using
> another machine on dialup and setting internet connection sharing and got
> the 64bit gentoo machine online that way. I tried doing and emerge sync
> several times and still kept coming up with
> this message.
> Digest verification Failed:
> /usr/portage/distfiles/any downloaded .tar.gz file here
> Reason: failed on MD5 verification
> I kept looking through the forums tried all the suggestions, ie ...
> changing mirrors, re downloading, rebuilding the digest
> then I downloaded the webrsync file and rewrote the whole portage tree. I
> still get the MD5 errors.
> When I go to emerge a file that is in /usr/portage/distfiles I get this error
> gzip: stdin: not in gzip format
> tar: Child returned status 1
> tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
> when I try to gunzip the file I get
> !!!ERROR: dev-libs/xplc-0.3.11 failed
> !!!Function unpack, Line 375, Exitcode 2
> !!!failure unpacking ... yada yada
> I'm at the point where I'm ready to wipe everything out and start over again.
> Can this be fixed??
> thanks in advance
> I posted a message in here last week about digest verification failing
> and also in the forums and did not receive a reply. What is happening
> is that after updating portage when I tried to emerge files and they
> would download and you could see them get larger than the amount that
> was written in the first lookup of the file. The file would go past 100
> percent and then sometime later it would stop and it would come up with
> a digest verification error.
> So I managed to get the machine online with just a modem after a while
> and the same pattern happened. So I started out completely from scratch
> and I just compiled 2005.0. Everything worked out until I tried to
> emerge coldplug from a genkernel. I got the digest verification error
> again. I emerge sync ed again and now everthing I try to emerge gets
> the digest verification error.
> I guess I'm going to have to give up and go to another distro.
> I'm running an sk8v asus motherboard with an fx-51 chip.
> Does any of this ring a bell with anyone?
Errors with both md5 and gzip? Can you use a separate computer to determine if the problem is with md5/gzip programs or corruption of the distfiles themselves?
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