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From: "Jan Stępień" <jan@×××××××××××.pl>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Dependency info is missing and /sbin/ is not helpful
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2007 21:25:22
Hi folks,

I've been updating my system recently (emerge -u world). I've stopped
the update process with ctrl-c in order to turn the PC off. After
relaunching in the middle of the runlevel 1, right after "configuring
kernel parameters, updating environment , cleaning /var/lock, /var/run
and /tmp", I've been informed that:

Dependency info is missing! Please run
  # /sbin/
to fix this.

To make the impression even bigger each line has got a red star in
front of it. This error is displayed twice, than system is entering
runlevel 3, displays the same message once more and allows me to log

This is (none).unknown_domain (Linux i686 kernel version, etc.)
(none) login:

I logged in as the root and gave a try. No output has been
shown. I checked the output of '/sbin/ --help' and
accordingly to information given I tried:

# /sbin/ -u
 * Caching service dependencies ...
sh: /bin/mktemp: No such file or dir
 * Failed to create temporary cache!
bash: /var/lib/init.d/depcache: No such file or dir
sh: /bin/mktemp: No such file or dir
 * Failed to create temporary cache!
gawk: /lib/rcscripts/awk/gendepends.awk:506: fatal error: expression
for redirection ">>" has a 0 lenght string
 * Failed to cache service dependencies

The one but last line is displayed in Polish so what you can see above
is my hope-it-is-verbatim translation into English. I've tried to
'emerge mktemp' but I realised soon that I'm offline and I cannot
'/etc/init.d/net.eth0 restart' because I get the same error -
"Dependency info is missing!".

I've tried to google around and find a solution to this problem, but
despite finding few quite similar problems I haven't found anything
which would help me with this particular difficulty.

I would be very glad if you could support me'

Best regards,
Jan Stepien

Mail 	jano at stepien com pl
Jabber 	jano at jabber aster pl
GG 	1894343
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Re: [gentoo-user] Dependency info is missing and /sbin/ is not helpful Randy Barlow <randy@×××××××××××××××××.com>