strange block issue
On Fri, 10 Oct 2008 12:14:10 +0800
Zhang Weiwu <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I was told virtual/jre-1.6, a package that I do /not/ have installed,
> is blocking another package.
> How do I manage to install dev-java/jdictrayapi? Thanks for hints in
> zhangweiwu@esmeralda:~$ sudo emerge -av dev-java/jdictrayapi
> These are the packages that would be merged, in order:
> Calculating dependencies waiting for lock
> on /var/db/.pkg.portage_lockfile ...
> done! [ebuild NS ] dev-lang/python-2.5.2-r8 USE="berkdb gdbm ipv6
> ncurses readline ssl threads -bootstrap -build -doc -examples -sqlite
> -tk -ucs2 -wininst" 9,606 kB [ebuild N ] virtual/jre-1.6.0 0 kB
> [ebuild U ] dev-java/javatoolkit-0.3.0-r2 [0.2.0-r1] 17 kB
> [ebuild N ] dev-java/jdictrayapi-0.9.1-r3 USE="-doc -examples
> -source" 925 kB [blocks B ] =virtual/jre-1.6* (is blocking
> Total: 4 packages (1 upgrade, 2 new, 1 in new slot, 1 block), Size of
> downloads: 10,547 kB
> !!! Error: The above package list contains packages which cannot be
> installed !!! at the same time on the same system.
> For more information about Blocked Packages, please refer to the
> following section of the Gentoo Linux x86 Handbook (architecture is
> zhangweiwu@esmeralda:~$ sudo emerge --unmerge virtual/jre
> --- Couldn't find 'virtual/jre' to unmerge.
> >>> No packages selected for removal by unmerge
Try masking virtual/jre-1.6
Also, it might be worth checking if the jdictrayapi has be included in
the Java 6 jdk, which would account for the block.