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From: covici@××××××××××.com
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] how to emerge a binary package
Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2016 21:26:16
1 Hi. I would like to know the correct way to emerge a tbz2 file where I
2 wanted to go back to a version which worked and I had used a .9999
3 package, so I could not do it in .git (let me know if there is a way to
4 go back to a commit). What I did was to go to / and extract the
5 archive, but that totally hosed my system, because the /usr/lib which is
6 normally a link to /usr/lib64 was replace with a directory and so I was
7 getting lots of libraries which could not be found although they were
8 there. After discovering this and rebooting, etc. I solved the problem
9 by extracting to a temp directory and making sure bad things didn't
10 happen. Now I can watch, but is there a correct way to do this?
12 Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
14 --
15 Your life is like a penny. You're going to lose it. The question is:
16 How do
17 you spend it?
19 John Covici
20 covici@××××××××××.com


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-user] how to emerge a binary package Neil Bothwick <neil@××××××××××.uk>