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From: Eric Martin <freak4uxxx@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Odd portage / eix behavior [SOLVED]
Date: Sat, 09 Aug 2008 14:48:18
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-user] Odd portage / eix behavior by Alan McKinnon
1 Alan McKinnon wrote:
2 > On Friday 08 August 2008 19:58:46 Eric Martin wrote:
3 >> On one of my boxes, eix shows every package as (*) which is testing for
4 >> my current arch but stable on some other. emerge --info reports x86 as
5 >> my arch, so I don't know what the problem is. I don't think it's a huge
6 >> problem as it's just an annoyance but I might be missing something. I
7 >> don't know where to start on google / forums so I figured I'd start here.
8 >
9 > I recall something similar happening to me a while ago, on a disconnected box
10 > that hadn't been updated for 6 months. I was getting weird status symbols just
11 > like you after a sync. In my case, an upgrade to the latest ~arch portage
12 > fixed it.
13 >
14 > You seem to be running purely x86 right? I assume as a first step you have
15 > done all the sensible things - remerge latest stable portage, emerge --sync,
16 > checked /etc/portage/* for silly masks that you forgot about?
17 >
18 >
19 I figured it out! /etc/make.profile was linked to
20 /usr/portage/profiles/default/linux/2008.0 rather than
22 /usr/portage/profiles/default-linux/2007.0
24 (as all of my other machines are). Changing that solved it. What I
25 don't get is why that would break things...
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28 Eric Martin
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