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Old 02-11-2006, 04:05 PM   #1
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Question Problems running emerge in VLOS 1.1

I'm new to linux, and I just installed VLOS 1.1 on my computer, but whenever I try to emerge something, I get this error:
!!! ARCH is not set... Are you missing the /etc/make.profile symlink?
!!! Is the symlink correct? Is your portage tree complete?

So far I've tried deleting my portage tree, and running emerge --sync, which was promising at first, but now I'm back with this message. I'm lost, can anyone help me sort this out? (please keep in mind that I'm completely new at this)

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Old 02-11-2006, 08:24 PM   #2
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ls -FGg /etc/make.profile
This may fix it;
# rm /etc/make.profile
# ln -sn /usr/portage/profiles/default-linux/x86/2005.1 /etc/make.profile
# emerge --metadata
no guarentee's your using vos with gentoo's emerge.Its not pure gentoo it is a mix match.
But it is a good way to learn.Just wait untill you do an update and then run
you can have like 100 files to update.Just use the new one's unless it is something like /etc/fstab
have fun

Last edited by comprookie2000; 02-11-2006 at 08:32 PM.
Old 02-11-2006, 10:38 PM   #3
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Thanks to the tips,it looks like I am able to emerge openoffice now at least without any problems yet.
I ran the code above, but ten minutes or so after I started the emerge --metadata, I got this:

>>> Updating Portage cache... /!!! Cannot resolve a virtual package name to an ebuild.
!!! This is a bug, please report it. (virtual/libintl-0)

Is this something that I should be worried about?

Last edited by stl222; 02-11-2006 at 10:49 PM.


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