On 30-04-2010 00:07:15 +0000, Jeremy Olexa wrote:
> On Thu, 29 Apr 2010 23:17:44 +0100, Alan Hourihane <email@example.com>
> > Hi everyone,
> > I've setup a binhost for FreeMiNT and it's working, but there's the
> > previous post question and now an additional one....
> > The file /usr/portage/packages/Packages is generated by the "emaint -f
> > binhost" command.
> > Now for some reason, only some of the packages are tagged with "EPREFIX"
> > and others are not.
> In the Packages file, EPREFIX should be mentioned once and only once.
> There is a key in the xpak data of every individual package that stores
> You can see my Packages file:
> And all the xpak data explicitly enumerated out in the html view here:
> So, the question is, what are you doing differently in this regard? Or
> probably: What does EPREFIX="" do in your config regarding generating the
> xpak data. It could very well be a broken code path in portage when
> EPREFIX="". I've built entire prefix's from binpkgs without issue and
> exposed a few issues with my first attempts (now resolved).
One of the issues with binpkgs is that old binaries don't get updated.
So if you have old binaries around, try rebuilding them (using e.g.
quickpkg). Not sure how old your install is, but at some point changes
were made to the metadata keys, of which I'm not sure rebuilding will
actually help, since they are being taken from the VDB. Anyway, perhaps
you can avoid recompiling (if stuff is old) by comparing the
/var/db/pkg/X directories for a working and non-working package.
Gentoo on a different level