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Old 03-18-2006, 11:11 PM   #1
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emerge sync (update portage)


Very easy question but I cannot find the answer in the docs (perhaps too simple). When I am updating portage the docs say to
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emerge sync
however I am doing this and receiving a message saying
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* 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.
But this is what I thought I was doing.....I can emerge --update world but I assumed that was only updating installed files not portage or system files .
 
Old 03-18-2006, 11:36 PM   #2
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emerge sync doesn't update any packages on your system... think of it only as updating what's available in the 'catalogue'..

emerge world is the process which does the actual updating.
I suggest you review the gentoo doc's here, expecially the portage section. They are very helpful.

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Old 03-18-2006, 11:45 PM   #3
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Yes, unfortunately portage is both the name of the package management system on Gentoo (including emerge, among others) and the name of the list of packages available for installation. When you see the "an update to portage is available" message, it is encouraging you to upgrade your package management software, either through 'emerge --oneshot portage' or through 'emerge -uD world'.
 
Old 03-18-2006, 11:46 PM   #4
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I just re-read your post and I think I may have misunderstood your question

I think you're what is confusing you (and yeah I can see how it can) ...is that while `emerge sync` populates the portage tree (w/ ebuilds) ..`emerge portage` updates the app/structure itself.

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Old 03-18-2006, 11:49 PM   #5
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woops, didn't notice Matir's comments before I re-responded (so - yeah what Matir said )
 
Old 03-19-2006, 01:14 AM   #6
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yes it was too simple "emerge portage" was the solution, thanks
 
Old 03-19-2006, 01:22 AM   #7
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When you do the normal upgrade after syncing your portage tree, it will upgrade portage and restart the emerge. You don't "have" to seperately upgrade portage.
 
Old 03-20-2006, 05:33 PM   #8
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I believe that this is what you are looking for.
Code:
$ emerge --sync
$ emerge --update world
Alternately
Code:
$ emerge --sync
$ emerge --update --deep world
These commands will update the portage tree and update all applications on the system that are managed by portage. This includes security updates, bugfixes, and feature enhancements.

Last edited by stress_junkie; 03-20-2006 at 05:35 PM.
 
Old 03-20-2006, 05:58 PM   #9
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From the message after emerge --sync finished:
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...that you update portage now, before any other packages are updated. ...
The first thing to do would be:
emerge -a sys-apps/portage
to update portage as suggested.
This will only take seconds...
Only then run any other emerge operation like:
emerge -au world
 
Old 03-20-2006, 06:26 PM   #10
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I updated portage but cannot complete update world due to one package. I receive a similar error to this .

Quote:
!!! Digest verification Failed:
!!! /usr/portage/distfiles/db-4.2.52.tar.gz
!!! Reason: Failed on MD5 verification
Is there a way around so I can complete
 
Old 03-20-2006, 06:38 PM   #11
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The digest (integrity-check) failed - might have been a corrupted download.
delete the file db-4.2.52.tar.gz from /usr/portage/distfiles and download it again with:
emerge -af sys-libs/db
(I believe that's what it is you wanted to emerge, but failed...)
and then start the emerge command you were originally running again -
or download it "by hand" and copy it there
 
  


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