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Old 10-21-2012, 11:44 AM   #1
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Emerge - blocked packages problem while performing world upgrade

Hello Gentoo forum,

How I dread performing upgrades on Gentoo. After running "emerge --sync", I usually always have problems, especially when performing a world upgrade, with blocked packages.

It hasn't been but a month since I performed the last world upgrade so it is hard to believe I would be having problems so soon.

I just ran "emerge --sync" then ran "emerge -vpuD world" but this is what I got:

14-da-e9-ca-30-72 roy # emerge -vpuD world

These are the packages that would be merged, in order:

Calculating dependencies... done!
[ebuild     U  ] sys-kernel/linux-headers-3.4 [3.1] 5,000 kB
[ebuild     U  ] sys-libs/glibc-2.15-r3 [2.15-r2] USE="-debug -gd (-hardened) (-multilib) -profile (-selinux) -vanilla" 117 kB
[ebuild     U  ] dev-libs/expat-2.1.0-r2 [2.1.0] USE="unicode -examples -static-libs" 550 kB
[ebuild     U  ] sys-devel/gnuconfig-20120818 [20120116] 51 kB
[ebuild     U  ] sys-libs/timezone-data-2012f [2012c] USE="nls" 334 kB
[ebuild  NS    ] dev-util/boost-build-1.49.0 [1.48.0-r1] USE="-examples -python" 47,364 kB
[ebuild     U  ] sci-mathematics/gmm-4.2 [4.1] 479 kB
[ebuild     U  ] virtual/libffi-3.0.11 [0] 0 kB
[ebuild     U  ] app-arch/unzip-6.0-r3 [6.0-r1] USE="bzip2 unicode -natspec%" 0 kB
[ebuild     U  ] app-arch/zip-3.0-r1 [3.0] USE="bzip2 crypt unicode -natspec%" 0 kB
[ebuild     U  ] sys-apps/man-pages-3.42 [3.41] USE="nls" LINGUAS="-da -de -fr -it -ja -nl -pl -ro -ru -zh_CN" 1,708 kB
[ebuild  N     ] dev-libs/gobject-introspection-common-1.32.1  1,095 kB
[ebuild  N     ] sys-apps/hwids-20120922  365 kB
[ebuild     U  ] dev-libs/libtasn1-2.13 [2.12] USE="-doc -static-libs" 1,919 kB
[ebuild     U  ] sys-libs/zlib-1.2.7 [] USE="minizip -static-libs" 548 kB
[ebuild     U  ] dev-libs/nettle-2.5 [2.4] USE="gmp" 1,088 kB
[ebuild  N     ] media-libs/vo-aacenc-0.1.2  USE="-examples (-neon) -static-libs" 586 kB
[ebuild     U  ] media-libs/libpng-1.5.13-r1 [1.5.10] USE="apng (-neon) -static-libs" 699 kB
[ebuild     U  ] sys-apps/pciutils-3.1.10 [3.1.9-r1] USE="zlib -static-libs (-compress-db%) (-network-cron%)" 338 kB
[blocks b      ] <sys-apps/pciutils-3.1.9-r2 ("<sys-apps/pciutils-3.1.9-r2" is blocking sys-apps/hwids-20120922)                                                
[ebuild     U  ] dev-perl/Net-SSLeay-1.480.0-r1 [1.360.0] 375 kB
[ebuild     U  ] dev-libs/libevent-2.0.20 [2.0.19] USE="ssl -static-libs -test" 826 kB
[ebuild     U  ] dev-libs/libxslt-1.1.27 [1.1.26-r4] USE="crypt -debug -python -static-libs" 3,347 kB
[ebuild     U  ] app-text/iso-codes-3.37 [3.30] 9,954 kB
[ebuild  N     ] dev-libs/elfutils-0.149  USE="bzip2 nls zlib -lzma" 1,780 kB
[ebuild     U  ] dev-libs/glib-2.32.4-r1 [2.30.3] USE="-debug (-fam) (-selinux) -static-libs* -systemtap -test -utils -xattr (-doc%)" 6,043 kB
[ebuild     U  ] media-libs/raptor-2.0.8 [2.0.7] USE="curl unicode -debug -json -static-libs" 1,697 kB
[ebuild     U  ] net-libs/gnutls-2.12.20 [2.12.18] USE="cxx nettle nls zlib -bindist -doc -examples -guile -lzo -pkcs11 -static-libs -test" 7,062 kB
[ebuild     U  ] sys-apps/usbutils-006 [004] USE="zlib -python (-network-cron%)" 399 kB
[blocks b      ] <sys-apps/usbutils-005-r1 ("<sys-apps/usbutils-005-r1" is blocking sys-apps/hwids-20120922)                                                    
[ebuild     U  ] dev-util/cmake-2.8.9 [2.8.8-r3] USE="ncurses qt4 -emacs -test -vim-syntax" 5,527 kB
[ebuild     U  ] media-libs/libgphoto2-2.4.14 [2.4.12] USE="exif jpeg nls -doc -examples -gd -zeroconf" CAMERAS="ptp2 -adc65 -agfa_cl20 -aox -ax203 -barbie -canon -casio_qv -clicksmart310 -digigr8 -digita -dimagev -dimera3500 -directory -enigma13 -fuji -gsmart300 -hp215 -iclick -jamcam -jd11 -jl2005a -jl2005c -kodak_dc120 -kodak_dc210 -kodak_dc240 -kodak_dc3200 -kodak_ez200 -konica -konica_qm150 -largan -lg_gsm -mars -mustek -panasonic_coolshot -panasonic_dc1000 -panasonic_dc1580 -panasonic_l859 -pccam300 -pccam600 -polaroid_pdc320 -polaroid_pdc640 -polaroid_pdc700 -ricoh -ricoh_g3 -samsung -sierra -sipix_blink -sipix_blink2 -sipix_web2 -smal -sonix -sony_dscf1 -sony_dscf55 -soundvision -spca50x -sq905 -st2205 -stv0674 -stv0680 -sx330z -template -topfield -toshiba_pdrm11 -tp6801" 4,377 kB
[ebuild     U  ] sys-fs/fuse-2.9.1-r1 [2.8.6] USE="-static-libs" 547 kB
[ebuild     U  ] app-editors/nano-2.3.1-r2 [2.3.1-r1] USE="magic%* ncurses nls spell* unicode -debug -justify -minimal -slang" 1,587 kB
[ebuild     U  ] dev-libs/libdbusmenu-qt-0.9.2 [0.8.2] USE="-debug -doc -test" 238 kB
[ebuild     U  ] sys-apps/coreutils-8.16 [8.14] USE="acl nls unicode -caps -gmp (-selinux) -static -vanilla -xattr" 4,930 kB
[uninstall     ] app-misc/realpath-1.16  USE="nls" 
[blocks b      ] app-misc/realpath ("app-misc/realpath" is blocking sys-apps/coreutils-8.16)                                                                    
[ebuild  NS    ] dev-libs/boost-1.49.0-r1 [1.48.0-r2] USE="eselect -debug -doc -icu -mpi -python -static-libs -test -tools" 0 kB
[ebuild     U  ] dev-libs/gobject-introspection-1.32.1 [1.30.0-r2] USE="-doc -doctool% -test" 0 kB
[blocks b      ] <dev-libs/gobject-introspection-1.32.0 ("<dev-libs/gobject-introspection-1.32.0" is blocking dev-libs/gobject-introspection-common-1.32.1)     
[ebuild     U  ] dev-libs/atk-2.4.0 [2.2.0] USE="introspection nls -doc" 593 kB
[ebuild     U  ] x11-libs/gdk-pixbuf-2.26.4 [2.24.1-r1] USE="X introspection jpeg tiff -debug -doc -jpeg2k -test" 1,154 kB
[ebuild     U  ] x11-libs/pango-1.30.1 [1.29.4] USE="X introspection -debug (-doc%) (-test%)" 1,136 kB
[ebuild     U  ] gnome-base/gsettings-desktop-schemas-3.4.2 [3.2.0-r1] USE="introspection%*" 194 kB
[ebuild     U  ] dev-python/pygobject-3.2.2 [3.0.4] USE="cairo threads -examples -test" 552 kB
[ebuild     U  ] dev-python/pygobject-2.28.6-r52 [2.28.6-r51] USE="introspection -doc -examples -libffi -test" 0 kB
[ebuild     U  ] sys-apps/dbus-1.6.8 [1.6.2] USE="X -debug -doc (-selinux) -static-libs -test (-systemd%)" 1,885 kB
[ebuild  N     ] media-sound/mpg123-1.14.2  USE="alsa ipv6 sdl -3dnow -3dnowext (-altivec) (-coreaudio) -jack -mmx -nas -oss -portaudio -pulseaudio -sse" 775 kB
[ebuild  N     ] media-video/ffmpeg-0.10.3  USE="X aac alsa bzip2 encode hardcoded-tables mp3 sdl truetype vorbis x264 xvid zlib -3dnow -3dnowext -aacplus (-altivec) -amr -avx -bindist -cdio (-celt) -cpudetection -debug -dirac -doc -faac -frei0r -gnutls -gsm -ieee1394 -jack -jpeg2k -libass -libv4l -mmx -mmxext -modplug (-neon) -network -openal -openssl -oss -pic -pulseaudio -rtmp -schroedinger -speex -ssse3 -static-libs -test -theora -threads -v4l -vaapi -vdpau (-vis) -vpx" FFTOOLS="aviocat cws2fws ffeval graph2dot ismindex pktdumper qt-faststart trasher" 5,719 kB
[ebuild     U  ] x11-libs/gtk+-2.24.12 [2.24.10-r1] USE="cups introspection xinerama (-aqua) -debug -examples -test -vim-syntax (-doc%)" 12,945 kB
[ebuild     U  ] x11-libs/gtk+-3.4.4 [3.2.4-r1] USE="X%* cups introspection xinerama (-aqua) -colord -debug -examples (-packagekit) -test -vim-syntax (-wayland) (-doc%)" 12,554 kB
[ebuild     U  ] gnome-base/librsvg-2.36.1 [2.34.2] USE="gtk introspection -doc -tools (-gtk3%)" 495 kB
[ebuild     U  ] net-libs/libproxy-0.4.10 [0.4.7] USE="kde -gnome -mono -networkmanager -perl -python -spidermonkey% -test -webkit%" 370 kB
[ebuild     U  ] kde-misc/polkit-kde-kcmodules-0.98_pre20120917 [0.98_pre20101127] USE="(-aqua) -debug" 31 kB
[ebuild     U  ] net-libs/glib-networking-2.32.3 [2.30.2] USE="gnome libproxy ssl -smartcard% -test%" 325 kB
[ebuild     U  ] net-libs/libsoup-2.38.1 [2.36.1-r1] USE="introspection ssl -debug -samba -test (-doc%)" 607 kB
[ebuild     U  ] sys-fs/udev-171-r8 [171-r6] USE="extras gudev hwdb keymap rule_generator -action_modeswitch -build -debug -edd -floppy -introspection (-selinux) -test" 16 kB
[ebuild     U  ] app-text/docbook-xsl-stylesheets-1.77.1-r1 [1.76.1] USE="-ruby%" 4,219 kB
[ebuild     U  ] app-admin/system-config-printer-common-1.3.11-r1 [1.3.9-r2] USE="(policykit) -doc" 926 kB
[ebuild     U  ] media-video/mplayer-1.1-r1 [1.0_rc4_p20110322-r1] USE="X a52 alsa bluray cdio dts dv dvd dvdnav enca encode faad gif iconv ipv6 jpeg libass live mad mmx mng mp3 network opengl osdmenu png quicktime rar real rtc sdl shm speex theora toolame tremor truetype twolame unicode vorbis win32codecs x264 xinerama xscreensaver xv xvid -3dnow -3dnowext -aalib (-altivec) (-aqua) -bidi -bindist -bl -bs2b -cddb -cdparanoia -cpudetection -debug -dga -directfb -doc -dvb -dxr3 -faac* -fbcon -ftp -ggi -gsm -jack -joystick -jpeg2k -ladspa -libcaca -libmpeg2 -lirc -lzo -md5sum -mmxext -nas -nut -openal -oss -pnm -pulseaudio -pvr -radio -rtmp -samba -sse -sse2 -ssse3 -tga -v4l -vdpau -vidix -xanim -xvmc -zoran (-amr%) (-custom-cpuopts%) (-dirac%*) (-mpg123%) (-schroedinger%*) (-vpx%)" VIDEO_CARDS="-mga -s3virge -tdfx (-vesa%)" 10,946 kB
[ebuild     U ~] net-print/hplip-3.12.10a [3.12.9] USE="X hpcups kde libnotify (policykit) qt4 scanner snmp static-ppds -doc -fax -hpijs -libusb0% -minimal -parport" 21,327 kB
[blocks B      ] <sys-fs/udev-171-r99[extras] ("<sys-fs/udev-171-r99[extras]" is blocking sys-auth/consolekit-0.4.5_p20120320)

Total: 57 packages (49 upgrades, 6 new, 2 in new slots, 1 uninstall), Size of downloads: 187,674 kB
Conflict: 5 blocks (1 unsatisfied)

 * Error: The above package list contains packages which cannot be
 * installed at the same time on the same system.

  (sys-auth/consolekit-0.4.5_p20120320::gentoo, installed) pulled in by
    >=sys-auth/consolekit-0.3[pam] required by (sys-auth/pambase-20101024-r2::gentoo, installed)
    sys-auth/consolekit required by (kde-base/kdm-4.8.5::gentoo, installed)
    sys-auth/consolekit required by (net-wireless/bluez-4.99::gentoo, installed)
    >=sys-auth/consolekit-0.4.5[policykit] required by (sys-auth/polkit-0.104-r1::gentoo, installed)

  (sys-fs/udev-171-r8::gentoo, ebuild scheduled for merge) pulled in by
    sys-fs/udev required by @selected
    sys-fs/udev required by (app-misc/media-player-info-17::gentoo, installed)
    sys-fs/udev required by (sys-apps/util-linux-2.21.2::gentoo, installed)
    >=sys-fs/udev-171-r5[gudev,hwdb] required by (sys-fs/udisks-1.0.4-r2::gentoo, installed)
    >=sys-fs/udev-169 required by (net-wireless/bluez-4.99::gentoo, installed)
    >=sys-fs/udev-171-r5[gudev] required by (sys-power/upower-0.9.16::gentoo, installed)
    >=sys-fs/udev-143 required by (dev-libs/libatasmart-0.19::gentoo, installed)
    >=sys-fs/udev-151-r4 required by (sys-fs/lvm2-2.02.88::gentoo, installed)
    sys-fs/udev required by (kde-base/kdelibs-4.8.5::gentoo, installed)
    >=sys-fs/udev-150 required by (x11-base/xorg-server-1.12.2::gentoo, installed)
    >=sys-fs/udev-114 required by (net-print/hplip-3.12.10a::gentoo, ebuild scheduled for merge)
    sys-fs/udev required by (virtual/dev-manager-0::gentoo, installed)
    <sys-fs/udev-185 required by (net-wireless/bluez-4.99::gentoo, installed)
    >=sys-fs/udev-164-r2 required by (app-admin/system-config-printer-common-1.3.11-r1::gentoo, ebuild scheduled for merge)
    >=sys-fs/udev-146-r1 required by (sys-auth/consolekit-0.4.5_p20120320::gentoo, installed)

For more information about Blocked Packages, please refer to the following
section of the Gentoo Linux x86 Handbook (architecture is irrelevant):

 * IMPORTANT: 1 news items need reading for repository 'gentoo'.
 * Use eselect news to read news items.
It seems to say that sys-fs/udev-171-r99 is blocking consolekit but the udev that is already installed is 171.r6 and the upgraded version that it is trying to install is 171.r8. I do not understand where 171.r99 comes into play. There is not even an ebuild for 171.r99

Will somebody **please** tell me how to fix the problem? I have already tried unmerging udev and consolekit but it did not seem to help.

Help will be most appreciated.

Last edited by rrrssssss; 10-21-2012 at 04:21 PM.
Old 10-21-2012, 03:22 PM   #2
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I am having the exact same problem :'(
Old 10-21-2012, 04:02 PM   #3
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Removing extras from USE fixed it. Try USE="-extras" emerge -uvDNa world.

Last edited by cheeve; 10-21-2012 at 04:11 PM.
Old 10-21-2012, 04:14 PM   #4
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Thanks cheeve, you're pretty smart. I tried it and it works. Thanks again.


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