Gentoo Archives: gentoo-ppc-dev

From: "Christopher J. PeBenito" <pebenito@××××.org>
To: gentooppc-dev@g.o
Subject: [gentooppc-dev] binutils default-ppc-1.0/packages - mackage.mask collision
Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2002 23:32:52
Message-Id: 1023942772.16285.11.camel@chris
Ok, I noticed a problem with binutils:

beta profiles # emerge -u world --pretend

These are the packages that I would merge, in order.

Calculating world dependencies -
!!! Error: couldn't find match for sys-devel/binutils in update (likely
old /var/db/pkg entry)

So, I did some looking, and I noticed in 
/usr/portage/profiles/default-ppc-1.0/packages, line 36:

# arrrrggg someone in x86 land unmsked a non working on ppc binutils
# Gerk - June 12 2002
---------------------- But then at the top of package.mask: =sys-devel/binutils- ---------------------- So, for kicks, I unmaked binutils, and I get:
>>> emerge sys-devel/binutils- to / >>> md5 ;-) binutils-
* * Please do not use this release of binutils, as it * is very buggy (cannot even compile glibc)!!! * So, I'm wondering whats up with binutils. Portage is effectively saying that there are no appropriate versions of binutils to install for the ppc ( is the most recent ebuild). Chris -- Chris PeBenito <pebenito@××××.org> AIM: PeBenito78 ICQ#: 10434387 "Engineering does not require science. Science helps a lot, but people built perfectly good brick walls long before they knew why cement works."-Alan Cox