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Old 02-06-2005, 04:45 PM   #1
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Gentoo Kernel Installation problem

As a newbie, I've tried to get more familiar with Linux by trying to install gentoo. I've tried to emerge the kernel sources, typing: "emerge -k sys-kernel/gentoo-sources" and groff-1.19-r2 downloads correctly, but the emerge always fails. The output is:

Failed to write to mtimedb: 'module' has no attribute 'HIGHEST_PROTOCOL'
Calculating dependencies QA Notice: sed in global scope: sys-kernel/gentoo-sources-2.4.20-r31....done!
>>>emerge (1 of 6) sys-apps/gruff-1.19.1-r2 to/
>>>md5 src_uri ;-)
>>>Unpacking source...
>>> Unpacking gruff-1.19.1.tar.gz
Applying gruff-1.18-infotext.patch...
Applying gruff-1.18-no-netpbm-depent.patch...
Applying gruff-man-UTF-8.diff...
Applying gruff-1.19.1-stack.patch...
Applying gruff-1.19.1-tmpfile.patch...
Applying gruff-1.19.1-parallel-make.tach...
>>> Source unpacked.
configure: WARNING: If you wanted to set the --build type, don't use --host.
If a cross compiler is detected, cross compile mode will be used.
checking for i686-pc-linux-gnu-gcc... gcc
checking for C compiler default output file name... a.out
checkng whether the C compiler works... yes
checking whether we are cross compiling... no
checking for suffix of executables...
checking suffix of object files... o
checking for whether we are using the GNU C compiler... yes
checking whether gcc accepts -g... yes
checking for gcc option to accept ANSI C... none needed
checking for i686-pc-linux-gnu-g++... g++
checking whether we are using the GNU C++ compiler... no
checking whether g++ accepts -g... no
checking that C++ compiler can compile simple progam... no
configure: error: a working C++ compiler is required

!!! ERROR: sys-apps/groff-1.19.1-r2 failed
!!! Function src_compile, Line 85, Exitcode 1
!!! (no error message)
!!! If you need support, post the topmost build error, NOT this status message.

Failed to write to mtimedb: 'module' object has no attribute 'HIGHEST_PROTOCOL'

So, my kernel install has failed until I can get past this groff error and mtimedb error. (ALL the groff patches in the above code were [OK]) As a side note, this mtimedb error has occurred numerous times throughout the system compilation. Any ideas on what to do?
Old 02-06-2005, 05:08 PM   #2
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You will need gcc for gentoo,did you do a stage3?


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