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Old 09-12-2007, 12:18 PM   #1
sarah-n
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re-installing python from gentoo liveCD after unmerge


trying to update firefox using emerge -u

got an error message that dev-lang/python-2.3.6-r2 was blocking app-admin/python-updater-0.2 BUT the version I had installed wasn't 2.3.6-r2, it was 2.3.4-r1 so I couldn't emerge --clean this pkg

took a chance and removed the offending package with emerge --unmerge (yes, I know I ignored the warning that this could damage my system, but it worked for a different package, same error, so I took a chance)

now I have no python, cant emerge anything. I get the error /usr/bin/emerge: /usr/bin/python: bad interpreter: no such file or directory.

so, I need to emerge python, but cant emerge anything since I dont have python. Is there any way of copying ALL the necessary files (I assume there are a lot) from my liveCD which Im currently running, onto my actual system? or is the damage irrepairable, as I fear?

should have known better than to try something risky like that, but your help is much appreciated!
 
Old 09-13-2007, 10:26 PM   #2
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D'oh ...

The gentoo fora are the place for queries like this - try this.
 
  


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