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On Sat, 22 Jul 2006, Mitchell, Ralph wrote:
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> From: Andrew Gaffney [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
>> While the minimal and universal CDs *may( have a gutted gcc with minimal
>> functionality, there is no /var/db/pkg, so you can't really use portage with it.
>> You have 2 options for recovering from this: 1) find someone who has a recent
>> gcc built with the same USE that you had and similar CFLAGS, or 2) reinstall.
> Couldn't he unpack a stage3 tarball, chroot into it and do just enough updates to get gcc to the level he previously had?? Then quickpkg it and drop it into the munged system.
> Or am I being terribly naive??
> Ralph Mitchell
If you have a stage3, there are ways to recover the compiler; the
suggested approach is one. (You are really doing enough of a reinstall so
that you can quickpkg gcc, and for that, all you need is to be able to
point quickpkg into your unpacked stage3.)
You should also be able to copy enough of gcc into your system to rebuild
it (/usr/share/gcc*, /usr/lib/gcc*, the compiler itself, and
/etc/env.d/05gcc), or perhaps bring in your stage3 version of
/etc/env.d/05gcc, modify it to point into your unpacked stage3, env-update
and go from there).
Ferris McCormick (P44646, MI) <email@example.com>
Developer, Gentoo Linux (Devrel, Sparc)
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