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Old 12-17-2004, 06:43 AM   #1
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gentoo install emerge fetch errors?


hi there:

i am in the process if installing Gentoo at the moment, currently at the "emerge --fetchonly system" stage (going from stage 2 to stage 3).

however, i got some fetch errors during the emerge "--fetchonly system" and i have retried a few times already and its still the same.

anyway i can resolve this?

cheers

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Old 12-17-2004, 07:45 AM   #2
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can't help without some real error messages.
 
Old 12-17-2004, 07:50 AM   #3
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Does your internet connection work properly? You can check this by using ping to see if you can reach other computers on the internet.

For example "ping www.linuxquestions.org"


If you don't get replies you can use the IP adres:

"ping 64.179.4.149"


If you get replies now you should add the nameservers of your ISP in /etc/resolv.conf. Those servers will convert the name www.linuxquestions.org to its IP adres so that your computer can commnicate with it. Your computer only communicates with IP adresses. It needs those nameservers (DNS servers) to recognice names on the internet.

Your pc uses the names of the gentoo mirrors to find those mirrors, but it won't reach them if /etc/resolv.conf is empty so it doesn't know their IP adresses.

If this doesn't help what kind of errors do you get? Maybe try mirrorselect to automaticly select some mirrors where you can download from. It is mentioned in the manual.

You can also try the command "ifconfig" to see the settings of your network cards.
 
Old 12-17-2004, 08:09 AM   #4
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thanks for the reply! the sitiuation is that "emerge --fetchonly system" have downloaded most of the nedded files already apart from 4 of them. and the "emerge system" complains that it can't proceed without one of the missing files. so, i was wondering if there is a way to download it manually and put it in the right place for "emerge system" to use.

i might try a stage 3 install instead of doing it form stage 1 if the problem does not improve.

cheers

CHUN
 
Old 12-17-2004, 09:26 AM   #5
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You can download the missing file by doing "emerge --fetchonly filename". If that doesn't work I presume the file can't be found on the mirrors you are trying to download from. You can solve that by adding other mirrors with mirrorselect or by downloading it manually with links from a gentoo miror.

"links www.gentoo.org"

Go to "Get Gentoo!" from there go to "mirrors" select your mirror and download the needed package from the "distfiles" directory by pressing the "d" key. The file should be placed in /usr/portage/distfiles.

I would recommend to download all 4 files.

If this all doesn't work maybe try "emerge --sync" whereafter you do "emerge --fetchonly system" again. "emerge --sync" informs your system if there are updates for packages available. Maybe your system does not know about the newer packages now, and tries to download the older packages, but they could be unavailable from the mirrors because they are too old.

So pherhaps update with "emerge --sync" and then download all up to date packages with "emerge --fetchonly system"


Regards,

Ben
 
Old 12-17-2004, 10:14 AM   #6
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GREAT HELP!!!!!

thanks very much, got all 56 files now!

am on my Gentoo way

cheers
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Old 12-17-2004, 11:10 AM   #7
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Thanks Chun. Good luck with Gentoo. It is a nice distro and you will learn a lot about linux only by the install manual. The others docs on the Gentoo site are also very helpfull and nice to read.

Regards,

Ben
 
  


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