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Im getting a "blocks B" error msg when Im trying to install wicd using emerge in Gentoo.. How can I fix this?
[blocks B ] sys-libs/com_err ("sys-libs/com_err" is blocking sys-libs/e2fsprogs-libs-1.41.3-r1)
[blocks B ] sys-libs/ss ("sys-libs/ss" is blocking sys-libs/e2fsprogs-libs-1.41.3-r1)
[blocks B ] <sys-fs/e2fsprogs-1.41 ("<sys-fs/e2fsprogs-1.41" is blocking sys-libs/e2fsprogs-libs-1.41.3-r1)
Total: 38 packages (1 upgrade, 36 new, 1 in new slot), Size of downloads: 32,448 kB
Conflict: 3 blocks (3 unsatisfied)
* Error: The above package list contains packages which cannot be
* installed at the same time on the same system.
('ebuild', '/', 'sys-libs/e2fsprogs-libs-1.41.3-r1', 'merge') pulled in by
>=sys-libs/e2fsprogs-libs-1.41 required by ('ebuild', '/', 'sys-fs/cryptsetup-1.0.5-r1', 'merge')
sys-libs/e2fsprogs-libs required by ('installed', '/', 'x11-libs/libSM-1.1.0', 'nomerge')
('installed', '/', 'sys-fs/e2fsprogs-1.40.8', 'nomerge') pulled in by
sys-fs/e2fsprogs required by world
>=sys-fs/e2fsprogs-1.34 required by ('installed', '/', 'sys-apps/util-linux-18.104.22.168', 'nomerge')
sys-fs/e2fsprogs required by system
If this is the error you are getting (which it looks like it to me)... What it basically came down to is e2fsprogs incorporates the other two packages now. So, before unmerging them, you need to do an emerge with a --fetchonly on the new stuff (since those other packages are needed for wget and other programs to work right), so you need to have the packages local before removing the things wget needs.
Anyhow, reading those posts should give you a good idea of what to do. One part of the post recommends a --fetchonly on world. That's probably not a bad idea. I remember doing roughly this before on my Gentoo box. You might also want to have a liveCD available just in case.
Do a little research before unmerging anything. Also, you might want to make sure that portage is updated first, since it looks like from some posts that the newest version might be able to solve the problem.