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Old 06-09-2005, 10:17 PM   #1
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revdep-rebuild error in Gentoo

Running revdep-rebuild gives me the following error on my Gentoo system after a system update. Here's the output relevant to the problem.

Evaluating package order...
Warning: Failed to resolve package order.
Will merge in "random" order!
Possible reasons:
- Some ebuilds are no more in portage tree.
- Some ebuilds are masked, try to change ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="~<your platform>"
  and/or use /etc/portage/package.unmask
..... done.

All prepared. Starting rebuild...
emerge --oneshot --nodeps  =dev-lang/python-2.3.5 =dev-libs/libcdio-0.73 =gnome-base/gnome-vfs-2.8.3-r1 =media-libs/imlib2-1.2.0-r2
Calculating dependencies \
emerge: there are no ebuilds to satisfy "=gnome-base/gnome-vfs-2.8.3-r1".

Result is not OK, you have following choices:
- if emerge failed during build, fix the problems and re-run revdep-rebuild
- use -X or --package-names as first argument (try to rebuild package, not exact
  ebuild - ignores SLOT!)
- set ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="~<your platform>" and/or /etc/portage/package.unmask
  (and remove /root/.revdep-rebuild.5_order to be evaluated again)
- modify the above emerge command and run it manually
- compile or unmerge unsatisfied packages manually, remove temporary files and
  try again (you can edit package/ebuild list first)

To remove temporary files, please run:
rm /root/.revdep-rebuild*.?_*
I'm not sure exactly what the problem is or which recommendation to try. If any Gentoo guru can help me, I'd be very grateful.

Old 06-10-2005, 04:41 AM   #2
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hi there,
i am not a gentoo guru. but i have some ideas for you.
checking gentoo excelent docu..
This tool is Gentoo's Reverse Dependency rebuilder. It will scan your installed ebuilds to find packages that have become broken as a result of an upgrade of a package they depend on. It can emerge those packages for you but it can also happen that a given package does not work anymore with the currently installed dependencies, in which case you should upgrade the broken package to a more recent version. revdep-rebuild will pass flags to emerge which lets you use the --pretend flag to see what is going to be emerged again before you go any further.
in this case i would recommend that you install gnome-vfs by hand and try to use revdep afterwards. personally i don't use too much revdep. it can help you a lot but the chances that it screws your system is higher.
hope it gives you some light.
Old 06-10-2005, 05:05 AM   #3
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It worked when I used the -X option.

Thanks and regards.


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