2008.0 Installation Question...
On Monday 29 September 2008 15:15:33 BRM wrote:
> I took the dive on my laptop this weekend and installed Gentoo 2008.0. I
> started Friday night and used the stage3 and latest-portage. The initial
> install when okay, until I started emerging applications - specifically X
> windows/KDE/etc; and that is the point I am still working on.
> The problem seems to be that emerge/portage is not detecting dependencies
> correctly, or rather - a dependency says it is installed but the ebuilds
> for other packages that depend on it do not find the files it supposedly
> installed. For example, I have had to manually emerge nearly all the X
> protocol (e.g. xproto, xkbproto, etc.) packages.
> I've installed several other gentoo systems, but not with 2008.0 directly
> like this - my last two were installed under 2007.0 and upgraded to 2008.0
> profiles. The only bug reports I come across seem to indicate broken
> e-builds, but that does seem to be the case as "emerge --search <program>"
> indicates it is installed when in fact it might not be which leads me to
> believe that the local portage database (?) is somehow broken or
No, the portage tree is just fine.
Sounds like you emerged xorg-server, which gives you the ... Xorg Server :-)
To get everything else, you should have installed the xorg-x11 package. It's
a -meta package whose sole purpose is to install a bunch of other packages.
To check if your portage tree is wonky, run emerge --sync
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