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Old 06-03-2004, 10:58 PM   #1
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gentoo: conflict when emerging kde

Apparently since I have an AMD64 system, I had to set my CFLAGS to Os or O1. I don't know if that is connected to my problem or not, but when I try to emerge kde I get this. It said the virtual/x11 package conflicts with another package. So I did emerge -p kde and:

Calculating Dependancies ...done!
[blocks B    ] x11-base/xfree ("virtual/x11" from pkg x11-base/xorg-x11-6.7.0)
[blocks B    ] x11-base/xfree (from pkg x11-base/xorg-x11-6.7.0)
[blocks B    ] x11-base/xfree ("virtual/x11" from pkg x11-base/xorg-x11-6.7.0)
... etc, etc, etc
I tried changing to CFLAGS="O1" and I got the same conflict. I'm not sure how to deal with it.

Thanks for the help.
Old 06-04-2004, 01:47 AM   #2
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You have discovered the blocked package. This basically means that one package cannot be installed because you already have a conflicting package installed. Use the -pv switch (instead of just -p) to see more details.

In the case of XFree86, the conflicting program is xorg. In my experience, this can be solved by removing the conflicting packages beforehand, but I was doing this with much less important packages than my X server.

But according to Gentoo, this is the correct solution. From Gentoo Linux Documentation -- Portage and Software:
Blocked Packages

You have a situation when you receive the following error on your screen:

Code Listing 36: Blocking package

[blocks B ] gnome-base/bonobo-activation (from pkg gnome-base/libbonobo-2.4.0)

In the above example, the package bonobo-activation is blocking the emerge of libbonobo. To resolve this issue, remove the bonobo-activation package and continue:

Code Listing 37: Resolving a blocking situation

# emerge unmerge bonobo-activation

Dunno why you've changed X servers, but KDE wants the old one back (not sure why it cares, though). You're pretty much stuck. Have a look at the ebuild (it should be in /usr/portage/kde-base/kde/ ) and see what the depends are. Head over to and type kde into the search box to see if there are any bugs related to this ebuild. Do an emerge sync; maybe this package has been removed from portage, or adjusted, but you're using an old ebuild.

Or just remove xorg and install XFree86. Your choice.

Hope this helps.

Last edited by motub; 06-04-2004 at 01:50 AM.


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