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Old 03-30-2005, 08:52 PM   #1
Mr. Hill
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Problems in Gentoo 2004.3


OK, I broke down and finally printed out the handbook for 2004.3 after many failed attempts to install Gentoo. The install was great until right before Chrooting. I entered in:


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Code:
nano -w /mnt/gentoo/etc/make.conf


I went in and made


Code:
-O2

and one space down I made:


Code:
MAKEOPTS="-j2"

I then saved and exited. Everything went smoothly as I mounted the proc but then when I


Code:
env-update

it freaked out and said the makeopts was all invalid and told me not to use it. So I try to go back and change the file but it says the file and/or directory isn't there; perfect. I yelled some profanities and shut down my computer after that. I will try this again later today and not mess with anything in the nano editor (the code up above the screwed me). Is editing this file really that important or can I just skip it? I also noticed why it said the file was not found is because when I was in nano it said: "gentoo~", but when I started to chroot it went back to: "livecd#". Very odd...

I don't think I'll be editing that file again unless it's manditory, and I need to know exactly what to put in there if someone wouldn't mind telling me. Looking at the guide it seems I was about half way done to completing the install, which kind of pisses me off. I'll try again later today though, I will give you the thread I read regarding the rumor on the gui installer for 2005.0, I'll have that posted up later today. I'll try to keep you all posted on updates. I've heard Gentoo is very fast and really cool, I've also heard it has a great community and that it is quite powerful. Before the chrooting incident I really didn't think it was all that bad. Hopefully I can finish this project before my break ends.

Any helpful advice on my situation of the makeopts error would be most appreciated. Thanks.
 
Old 03-30-2005, 08:58 PM   #2
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Hello! Sorry about your troubles, installing gentoo can be a pain the first time around but you do learn a lot. My guess is that you can't just put -02 in your makefile. I'm pretty sure that is a CFLAG and as such needs to be prefixed by the CFLAGS keyword. I haven't used gentoo in a while however, so don't hold me to it. My advise would be to visit the forums at www.gentoo.org and post there, they are generally very quick with responses and don't flame you for failing or being a newb (not that you are).
 
Old 03-30-2005, 09:07 PM   #3
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OK thanks. I willing admit to being a newbie to Gentoo and compiling though. Thanks for the tip to the gentoo forums I'll check that out.
 
Old 03-31-2005, 01:58 AM   #4
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Here is mine:

Code:
CFLAGS="-O2 -march=i686 -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer"
CHOST="i686-pc-linux-gnu"
CXXFLAGS="${CFLAGS}"
MAKEOPTS="-j2"
USE="-gnome -gtk alsa cdr dvd qt kde"
Notice I disabled gnome support (-gnome -gtk).

I hope this helps you.
 
Old 03-31-2005, 08:48 AM   #5
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My /etc/make.conf looks like this:

Quote:
# These settings were set by the catalyst build script that automatically built this stage
# Please consult /etc/make.conf.example for a more detailed example
CFLAGS="-O2 -march=pentium4 -fomit-frame-pointer"
CHOST="i686-pc-linux-gnu"
CXXFLAGS="${CFLAGS}"
MAKEOPTS="-j2"
USE="aim alsa arts bindist bonobo cdr crypt cups curl divx4linux doc dvd emacs emacs-w3 ethereal evo exif flash foomaticdb ftp gif gnome gstreamer gtk gtk2 gtkhtml icq imlib jabber java jpeg kde libwww miknod ming motif mozilla mpeg msn ncurses nis nvidia offensive oggvorbis opengl oss pdflib perl php png posix ppds python qt quicktime readline ruby samba scanner session simplexml snmp sockets spell ssl svg svga szip tcltk tcp truetype usb xml xml2 xmms yahoo"
ALSA_CARDS="emu10k1"
More "use flags" than you can shake a hairy stick at, but by no means exhaustive - just all the stuff that my hardware needs or I might want to compile/use

This is a direct link to the gentoo forums - and theres a mind bogglingly large amount of stuff there!

regards

John
 
Old 03-31-2005, 02:51 PM   #6
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