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From: Hendrik Boom <hendrik@...>
Subject: emerge gives traceback during gentoo installation
Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2007 17:04:19 -0500
Installing gentoo for the first time, starting yesterday.  I just got to
the point of choosing the system logger as described in section 9b of
   http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-x86.xml?part=1&chap=9
and syslog-ng gives me a traceback.

(chroot) lovesong etc # emerge -vp syslog-ng

These are the packages that would be merged, in order:

Calculating dependencies... done!
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/emerge", line 3511, in ?
    mydepgraph.display(mydepgraph.altlist())
  File "/usr/bin/emerge", line 1699, in display
    myfilesdict=portage.portdb.getfetchsizes(x[2], useflags=self.applied_useflags[x[2]], debug=edebug)
  File "/usr/lib/portage/pym/portage.py", line 5222, in getfetchsizes
    mf = Manifest(pkgdir, self.mysettings["DISTDIR"])
  File "/usr/lib/portage/pym/portage_manifest.py", line 119, in __init__
    self._read()
  File "/usr/lib/portage/pym/portage_manifest.py", line 179, in _read
    self._readDigests(myhashdict=self.fhashdict)
  File "/usr/lib/portage/pym/portage_manifest.py", line 148, in _readDigests
    myhashdict=myhashdict)
  File "/usr/lib/portage/pym/portage_manifest.py", line 164, in _readManifest
    self._parseDigests(fd, myhashdict=myhashdict, **kwargs)
  File "/usr/lib/portage/pym/portage_manifest.py", line 198, in _parseDigests
    for myentry in self._parseManifestLines(mylines):
  File "/usr/lib/portage/pym/portage_manifest.py", line 184, in _parseManifestLines
    for myline in mylines:
IOError: [Errno 5] Input/output error
(chroot) lovesong etc #


This is the second time I issued the command.  The first time I got about
487 lines of output, ending with:


>>> /usr/lib/libol.so.0 -> libol.so.0.0.0
>>> /usr/lib/libol.la
>>> /usr/lib/libol.so -> libol.so.0.0.0
>>> Regenerating /etc/ld.so.cache...
>>> dev-libs/libol-0.3.18 merged.

>>> No packages selected for removal by clean.

>>> Emerging (2 of 2) app-admin/syslog-ng-1.6.9 to /
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/emerge", line 3545, in ?
    mydepgraph.merge(pkglist)
  File "/usr/bin/emerge", line 2075, in merge
    retval=portage.doebuild(y,"merge",myroot,self.pkgsettings,edebug,tree="porttree")
  File "/usr/lib/portage/pym/portage.py", line 2948, in doebuild
    if need_distfiles and not fetch(fetchme, mysettings, listonly=listonly, fetchonly=fetchonly):
  File "/usr/lib/portage/pym/portage.py", line 1954, in fetch
    mydigests = Manifest(
  File "/usr/lib/portage/pym/portage_manifest.py", line 119, in __init__
    self._read()
  File "/usr/lib/portage/pym/portage_manifest.py", line 179, in _read
    self._readDigests(myhashdict=self.fhashdict)
  File "/usr/lib/portage/pym/portage_manifest.py", line 148, in _readDigests
    myhashdict=myhashdict)
  File "/usr/lib/portage/pym/portage_manifest.py", line 164, in _readManifest
    self._parseDigests(fd, myhashdict=myhashdict, **kwargs)
  File "/usr/lib/portage/pym/portage_manifest.py", line 198, in _parseDigests
    for myentry in self._parseManifestLines(mylines):
  File "/usr/lib/portage/pym/portage_manifest.py", line 184, in _parseManifestLines
    for myline in mylines:
IOError: [Errno 5] Input/output error
(chroot) lovesong etc # df
Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/ROOT             12389324   4263576   7496404  37% /
(chroot) lovesong etc # mount
/dev/ROOT on / type ext3 (rw,noatime)
(chroot) lovesong etc # ls -l /dev/ROOT
ls: /dev/ROOT: No such file or directory
(chroot) lovesong etc # 


Further, I'm installing this using a chroot from a Debian sarge system. 
I've encountered a few anomalies along the way, but I suspect most of them
are cosmetic, and that some just need a documentation update.
I don't think they are related to the tracebacks, but I mention them below
just in case they are a clue to the deeper problem. (I planned to mention
them in a separate letter of advice on how to avoid confusing newbies.)

(1) The portage file on the mirror was called
  portage-latest.tar.bz2.tar
instead of
  portage-latest.tar.bx2

(2) Of course, from sarge I couldn't run mirrorselect.  So I picked a
mirror by hand, and is seemed to work.

(3) At section 7.d, where I was supposed to
  zcat /proc/config.gz
there was no such file.  But the file I was supposed to create,
  /usr/share/genkernel/x86/kernel-config-26
already existed, so I just used the one that was already there.

This may have resulted from the fact that /proc was, of course, a window
into the Debian 2.6.8 kernel instead of the 2.6.17 installer kernel.

(4)  When doing
  genkernel all
I got the message
  mount: special device /dev/BOOT does not exist
  * warning: failed to mount /boot

There was still a directory /boot on the intended partition into which I
was installing gentoo, so I presumed it would use that one for /boot, as I
intended, and just let it go on.

(5) There was not sufficient information on locales and keymaps.  IN
particular, none of the available locales had "UTF-8" in their names, even
though some of the suggested ones did.  Should I presume that the UTF-8
adaptation is created by the locale generating software?  What I want is
a system that uses UTF-8 internally and keyboards and consoles that accept
input in several languages -- English, French, math, Japanese, and
mathematics.  I guesses some entries and went on -- confident that this
can be fixed after installation.

What further information should I dig out to help track down the
problem?

-- hendrik

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