> > In any case, you can always extract the full base tarball from the
> > installation CD. You will get more than what is needed but you
> > wont have to reinstall. It messes a little the system but you
> > can always remove later any files not owned by any installed ebuilds.
> Thank you, this is what I'll do.
> > David
Well, bad news. I re-extracted the tarball, and all seemed to be going well.
It still booted, and there were no segfaults. I emerged sync'ed again to see
if portage is working, and it seemed fine. So I start with installing vim
(can't stand nano ;)) and it wants to install a few packages, (ctags,
vim-core, vim, gentoo-syntax) so off I go. It gets through ctags just fine,
but then drops me back at a prompt, even though there were no errors! Huh?
So I try again:
eden etc # emerge -vp vim
eden etc # ls -l
I don't know why it is doing this, and I no longer care. I am just going to
reinstall, as I don't really want to begin this systems life in such a
botched state, even if it is possible to fix.
I do appreciate your help though, and hopefully with a clean slate things will
go better for me :)
darren kirby :: Part of the problem since 1976 :: http://badcomputer.org
"...the number of UNIX installations has grown to 10, with more expected..."
- Dennis Ritchie and Ken Thompson, June 1972