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From: Nimish Pachapurkar <npac@×××××××××××.com>
To: gentoo-osx@l.g.o, patrick@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-osx] PREFIX on Cygwin
Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2006 18:48:53
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-osx] PREFIX on Cygwin by Grobian
Thanks for offering help. Here are some of my problems:

1. First of all under cygwin, any path that has two slashes at the 
beginning is treated as a network path. So the seemingly harmless "root 
+ portage_consts.EPREFIX" thingy fails with error message "No such 
hostname or network path: //opt/cyg-prefix". I worked around that by 
changing root from "/" to "/cygdrive/c/cygwin_root".

2. Secondly, emerge is not able to generate dependency cache for the 
system. I have two overlays in my tree and all I can see under 
var/cache/edb is those two empty directories (plus the normal base 
portage one). When I run emerge with --debug and --regen options, I get 
this error for each ebuild file in the tree:
aug_get(): (0) Error in sys-devel/gcc-config-1.3.12-r4.ebuild (1)
                Check for syntax error or corruption in the ebuild

3. Same error is raised when I try to run "ebuild" command on any of the 
ebuilds with any option. At present, I am trying to trace through the 
ebuild/emerge code to see what is going wrong. I have a feeling that 
somewhere the root is getting set back to "/" or something like that.

If any of these error messages mean anything to you, please throw some 

- Nimish

Grobian wrote:
> Hi! > > Interesting to see some works along the windows way. We never tried > anything alike, but of course we would be very happy if it would work > somehow in the end. > > Could you give any error messages you get? Maybe they look familiar or > does somebody here know what they mean exactly. > > Regards > > > On 13-06-2006 11:08:56 -0700, Nimish Pachapurkar wrote: >> Hello All, >> >> I was trying to get PREFIX portage to work on Cygwin on Windows (XP). I am >> facing some issues in the process. Has anyone tried this before with Prefix >> Portage? I found that there is a project specifically for this purpose at >> but that does not seem to support Prefix >> version of portage. >> >> Any pointers in this regard would be appreciated. >> >> Specifically today, I am facing a problem while emerging anything. I get an >> error saying that I am trying to emerge a package with a syntax error or >> corrupt ebuild file (which is definitely not the case). Also, emerge refuses to >> proceed with any dependency analysis whatsoever. >> >> Thanks, >> Nimish >
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Re: [gentoo-osx] PREFIX on Cygwin Grobian <grobian@g.o>