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Old 07-20-2009, 01:45 AM   #1
Connery
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Emerge fails almost 50% of the time


Hi
I'm newish to Linux in general, and very new to Gentoo. I have followed the guide and have gotten to the part where we install the GUI, I'm gong with gnome. But when I ran

Code:
emerge gnome
I get an econf failed error.
the build.log:

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>>> Unpacking source...
>>> Unpacking gnome-common-2.24.0.tar.bz2 to /var/tmp/portage/gnome-base/gnome-common-2.24.0/work
tar: gnome-common-2.24.0/missing: time stamp 2008-09-22 18:27:39 is 37252506.232340348 s in the future
tar: gnome-common-2.24.0/ChangeLog: time stamp 2008-09-22 18:28:59 is 37252586.228022928 s in the future
tar: gnome-common-2.24.0/install-sh: time stamp 2008-09-22 18:27:39 is 37252506.222108748 s in the future
tar: gnome-common-2.24.0/aclocal.m4: time stamp 2008-09-22 18:27:20 is 37252487.218129492 s in the future
tar: gnome-common-2.24.0/doc: time stamp 2008-09-22 18:29:03 is 37252590.217316556 s in the future
tar: gnome-common-2.24.0/configure: time stamp 2008-09-22 18:27:20 is 37252487.199637665 s in the future
tar: gnome-common-2.24.0/gnome-common.spec: time stamp 2008-09-22 18:27:41 is 37252508.199150634 s in the future
tar: gnome-common-2.24.0/macros2/gnome-autogen.sh: time stamp 2008-09-22 18:26:08 is 37252415.194792686 s in the future
tar: gnome-common-2.24.0/macros2/Makefile.in: time stamp 2008-09-22 18:27:39 is 37252506.190112559 s in the future
tar: gnome-common-2.24.0/macros2: time stamp 2008-09-22 18:29:03 is 37252590.189869284 s in the future
tar: gnome-common-2.24.0/configure.in: time stamp 2008-09-22 18:26:29 is 37252436.188720289 s in the future
tar: gnome-common-2.24.0/doc-build/Makefile.in: time stamp 2008-09-22 18:27:39 is 37252506.182393023 s in the future
tar: gnome-common-2.24.0/doc-build: time stamp 2008-09-22 18:29:03 is 37252590.182142803 s in the future
tar: gnome-common-2.24.0/Makefile.am: time stamp 2008-09-22 18:26:36 is 37252443.181676739 s in the future
tar: gnome-common-2.24.0/Makefile.in: time stamp 2008-09-22 18:27:39 is 37252506.177857057 s in the future
tar: gnome-common-2.24.0: time stamp 2008-09-22 18:29:03 is 37252590.176383882 s in the future
>>> Source unpacked in /var/tmp/portage/gnome-base/gnome-common-2.24.0/work
>>> Compiling source in /var/tmp/portage/gnome-base/gnome-common-2.24.0/work/gnome-common-2.24.0 ...
./configure --prefix=/usr --build=i686-pc-linux-gnu --host=i686-pc-linux-gnu --mandir=/usr/share/man --infodir=/usr/share/info --datadir=/usr/share --sysconfdir=/etc --localstatedir=/var/lib
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether build environment is sane... configure: error: newly created file is older than distributed files!
Check your system clock

!!! Please attach the following file when seeking support:
!!! /var/tmp/portage/gnome-base/gnome-common-2.24.0/work/gnome-common-2.24.0/config.log
 * 
 * ERROR: gnome-base/gnome-common-2.24.0 failed.
 * Call stack:
 *               ebuild.sh, line   49:  Called src_compile
 *             environment, line 1305:  Called gnome2_src_compile
 *             environment, line 1074:  Called gnome2_src_configure
 *             environment, line 1088:  Called econf
 *               ebuild.sh, line  534:  Called die
 * The specific snippet of code:
 *   			die "econf failed"
 *  The die message:
 *   econf failed
 * 
 * If you need support, post the topmost build error, and the call stack if relevant.
 * A complete build log is located at '/var/tmp/portage/gnome-base/gnome-common-2.24.0/temp/build.log'.
 * The ebuild environment file is located at '/var/tmp/portage/gnome-base/gnome-common-2.24.0/temp/environment'.
 *
When searching for a possible solution I came across a post where there was a similar problem, but with different package. the first package that fails for me is gnome-common-2.24.0.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...failed-623446/

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated, I can supply any other information that is required just ask.
 
Old 07-20-2009, 05:48 AM   #2
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Did you add gnome to your USE flags?

You will need to setup your x-server if you haven't already, X-SERVER

Here is the Gentoo GNOME installation guide.
 
Old 07-20-2009, 06:43 AM   #3
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Check the clock.
 
Old 07-20-2009, 05:13 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mrrangerman View Post
Did you add gnome to your USE flags?

You will need to setup your x-server if you haven't already, X-SERVER

Here is the Gentoo GNOME installation guide.
Ok I tried to emerge and or configure x-server as you suggested, thanks for the link, but it also failed to emerge because of an econf died error.

Last edited by Connery; 07-20-2009 at 05:26 PM.
 
Old 07-21-2009, 06:04 PM   #5
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Wow, the error message tells you at least 20 times that your clock is wrong. Don't think I have ever seen an error message so clear in my life.
 
Old 07-23-2009, 10:05 PM   #6
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Well, this is embarrassing, turns out a 2 year clock skew has very negative effects. my only defence is that in searching for help from someone I know, I was informed that this was most likely not the issue, and the two seemed rather unrelated. all in all problem fixed and its emerging seamlessly with the exception of another error, but I'm sure ill figure that out in time.
Thank you all for your help.
 
  


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