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matsvw 07-24-2009 05:56 PM

Need to manually re-install sys-lib/com_err and sys-lib/ss
 
I have done a very stupid thing. While trouble shooting some dependency issues, based on advice I found on another site, I tried to upgrade sys-fs/e2fsprogs by first unmerging sys-lib/com_err and sys-lib/ss which were blocking it. Now wget, ssh, etc will not work which means I can't even reinstall these packages via emerge because the attempts to fetch the tar file from the mirror fails. I have located the ebuilds on my local filesystem, but I have not figured out how to reinstall based on them. Can anyone throw me a rope?

-Mats

jomen 07-24-2009 08:27 PM

Something like that was a real problem some time ago but should not anymore.

Maybe these two threads contain info on how to fix this.
http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t...ht-comerr.html
http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t...ib+comerr.html
or maybe even in this forum - I did not search here.

Copying what is missing (wget) off of the live-CD might work too.

If your Browser is still functional or you got links or lynx installed, or some ftp client - then the downloading is still possible - if getting the source is the only thing which prevents you from rebuilding.
The downloaded source-files normally go into /usr/portage/distfiles (or to the $DISTDIR defined in /etc/make.conf if you have changed the default)

HTH

matsvw 07-27-2009 02:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jomen (Post 3619421)
Something like that was a real problem some time ago but should not anymore.

Maybe these two threads contain info on how to fix this.
http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t...ht-comerr.html
http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t...ib+comerr.html
or maybe even in this forum - I did not search here.

Copying what is missing (wget) off of the live-CD might work too.

If your Browser is still functional or you got links or lynx installed, or some ftp client - then the downloading is still possible - if getting the source is the only thing which prevents you from rebuilding.
The downloaded source-files normally go into /usr/portage/distfiles (or to the $DISTDIR defined in /etc/make.conf if you have changed the default)

HTH

Thank you. I'm still looking through those threads, but it looks like I'll be OK once I get the tarballs copied to the machine. I don't have links or any other browser installed. This is a pretty bare bones app server. Thankfully, that part of the system is still functional.

-Mats

ade05fr 07-31-2009 05:56 AM

Hello

i had in the past this kind of problem.
You can check there i gave my solution :

http://bugs.gentoo.org/198447

Hope it helps you

Ade05fr

matsvw 08-02-2009 12:17 PM

Thanks for the input. As it turns out unmerging the packages was the correct thing to do, I just botched it by not fetching the newer e2fsprogs package before hand. I finally managed to upload the source files I needed via the Apache server and was able to install e2fsprogs1.41.3. The com_err messages are a thing of the past and the blocks have been resolved. :-)


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