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Old 08-07-2005, 05:42 PM   #1
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Problem installing Gnome on Gentoo

Hi @ all

im currently trying to install (emerge) Gnome-2.10.1 on Gentoo (kernel = Gentoo-Sources-2.6.9-r9) but everytime the PC stops emerging on xorg-x11-6.8.2-r2 with

../../exports/lib/ undefined reference to '__dlsym'
../../exports/lib/ undefined reference to '__dlclose'
../../exports/lib/ undefined reference to '__dlopen'
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
make[4] *** [appres] Error 1
make[4] Leaving directory ...
make[3] *** [all] Error 2
and so on ...

!!! ERROR x11-base/xorg-x11-6.8.2-r2 failes.
!!! Funtion build, Line 974, Exitcode 2
!!! make World failed
I already emerged an newer version of glibc, gcc, linux-headers and flex ... nothing. I also executed env-update to regerate the but the problem remains.

If somone has a idea to solve this problem or knows which package probably causes this problem (so i can re-emerge or install a newer version) please post a replay.

Greets Mazze
Old 08-07-2005, 05:46 PM   #2
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Last time I had gentoo installed it annoyed me, having to "re-invent the learning wheel" everytime I wanted to do anything. So I didn't really get into it as much as I should have, but you might try having a look here!


Old 08-13-2005, 08:28 AM   #3
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Alright, it works

it seems i had already messed up this System, after installing Gentoo new everything works fine !

Old 12-29-2005, 01:39 PM   #4
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Not much use now, but in case other people have this problem, here's the solution (or rather, work-around) that I found:

On my Gentoo system, this happened when /usr/lib/ disappeared. This isn't a real file, it's a symlink to /lib/ , so just re-create it, then run 'ldconfig' to make sure the system knows where to find it - e.g.:

cd /usr/lib
ln -s /lib/ ./
That should fix the problem at least temporarily, but it won't stop something (I don't know what) deleting the symlink again sometimes.


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