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Old 06-05-2005, 04:19 PM   #1
Napalm Llama
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Emerging Ghostscript causes system freeze


This has become quite a poser.

I'm on the latest Gentoo (I think) - it's 2005.0 with a 2.6.11 kernel. I've also got the AMD64 architecture.

Whenever I try to emerge Ghostscript (and I'm going to have to sooner or later - a lot of things seem to depend on it) the system freezes, almost as soon as the compiling stage begins. It won't respond to keyboard input or network poking. I have, however, tried sshing in across a network to build it so that I can save its last output, which is always this:

Code:
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./obj/echogs -a ./obj/devs.tr -+
./obj/echogs -a ./obj/devs.tr -+
./obj/echogs -a ./obj/devs.tr -+
./obj/echogs -a ./obj/devs.tr -+
./obj/echogs -a ./obj/devs.tr -+
./obj/echogs -a ./obj/devs.tr -+
./obj/echogs -a ./obj/devs.tr - ./obj/libcore
x86_64-pc-linux-gnu-gcc -I./src -o ./obj/genarch ./src/genarch.c
./obj/genarch ./obj/arch.h
This even happens when I download the sources manually and build as my normal user.

I just need to get Ghostscript installed, or at least get Portage thinking that Ghostscript is installed.

Anyone have any ideas?
 
Old 06-06-2005, 03:52 AM   #2
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hi there,
this is a known issue with AMD64 ghostscript... you can find people with your problem in the gentoo forums.
the only thing that can help you is
Code:
emerge sync
emerge ghostscript
or wait some of the gentoo devs to find a solution for that...
you wrote that you don't need ghostscript... you just need to make portage "think" that is installed...
what are you trying to install that is calling ghostscript..??
regards
slackie1000
 
Old 06-06-2005, 05:58 AM   #3
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A surprisingly large number of things.

Imagemagick, Gnome, most components of KDE, The GIMP... the list goes on.
 
Old 06-06-2005, 06:06 AM   #4
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hi there,
so... i am sorry...
i know that it is not nice but the only thing that i can do for you is pointing you to the gentoo forums..
if you take a look at amd64 forums and ghostscript problems you will find out that you are not alone...
and afaik this issue is not solved yet...
regards
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Old 06-06-2005, 11:47 AM   #5
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Ah well - thanks anyway.

As more and more people migrate to the 64 bit architecture, I'm sure it'll be solved soon
 
  


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