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Old 06-03-2006, 01:23 AM   #1
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emerge,portage, upgrading gentoo confusion

Im a experience linux user and recently I try Gentoo love it and now Im using VLOS. Im confused on how to update portage. I read the Gentoo handbook but Im still a little bit confused. I understand that by doing emerge sync Im updating the "catalogue" and by doing emerge emerge portage Im updating the portage system itself, or Im wrong?? So now when I try emerge sync it work fine but it give me this message:
* An update to portage is available. It is _highly_ recommended
* that you update portage now, before any other packages are updated.
* Please do so and then update ALL of your configuration files.
So I assumed that all I had to do was emerge portage but now when I try to emerge a package a get an error like this:
 Calculating dependencies
!!! All ebuilds that could satisfy "wine" have been masked.
!!! One of the following masked packages is required to complete your request:

!!! Problem in app-emulation/wine dependencies.
!!! __init__() takes at most 5 arguments (6 given) exceptions
So what Im doing wrong, I think Im missing something like changing a configuration file but I dont know. I try the etc-update but I still get the same error. Can somebody point me to the right direction?

Ps: All I want is to update portage not the whole system or the packages that I have.
Old 06-03-2006, 03:10 AM   #2
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The easiest way to update a Gentoo system is to run:
emerge world
If you want to see what needs to be updated, add -p before world. If you want to update everything that needs updating and all dependenices, add --deep before world. This will update your system and portage.
Old 06-03-2006, 11:53 AM   #3
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But to be safe, I always update portage first then do a emerge -uv world. Sometimes portage will work differently when there are some changes in how dependancies are handled.

I have not seen that error before though. You may want to search the Gentoo forums.



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