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Old 09-22-2006, 11:04 PM   #1
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Gentoo: /var/lib/portage/world File Question


My world file has a single line that reads...
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sys-kernel/gentoo-sourcessys-kernel/genkernelsys-apps/coldplugapp-admin/syslog-ngsys-process/vixie-cronsys-fs/reiserfsprogsnet-misc/dhcpcdsys
Obviously these are all of the system software packages I have emerged on my system, but should it be one huge run-on line like this? I see other lines in the world file that have the same portage category but are given separate lines. I don't want to edit the line until I know this is incorrect.
 
Old 09-22-2006, 11:38 PM   #2
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it shouldn't look like that.
Each package should be on its own line and follow the convention

category/package
category/package
category/package
category/package
 
Old 09-22-2006, 11:40 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. I didn't think it should be like this but needed a second opinion to know for sure. I am still getting familiar with Portage and didn't want to screw anything up.
 
Old 09-23-2006, 02:59 AM   #4
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The better question is "What made portage do that?" A bug perhaps?
 
Old 09-23-2006, 02:29 PM   #5
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Good question. It was awhile ago when this happened and might be due to simultaneous emerges I was running in two different sessions (this is just a guess though.) It looks like the issue corrected itself though since the long line was followed by a few correct entries.
 
Old 09-27-2006, 06:24 PM   #6
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might be due to simultaneous emerges I was running in two different sessions
Yeah, that's a definite no-no, it is a great way to break your system.
Creates race conditions, and differences in dependency resolution between the two sessions.

As for your world file, you will probably be all right if you open it in an editor and add the newlines manually.
Check for dupes!
 
Old 09-27-2006, 06:28 PM   #7
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Thanks for the information. I was able to vi the file and correct the bad line a few days ago; no new incidents since then (even after an emerge -Du world.)
 
  


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