Updating a system....catch-22...
From: BRM [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: October 31, 2008 9:10 AM
To: Users Gentoo
Subject: [gentoo-user] Updating a system....catch-22...
I have a system that I'm just bringing back online after a few months down
due to hardware issues and lack of resources to get new hardware.
Some things are going okay - I got it past the e2fsprogs/e2fsprogs-lib
update fiasco (after hosing it and using GRML to get it back up).
However, I'm now stuck.
emerge world -vuDN won't complete because a package can't use "java-config",
complaining about python-updater needing to be run.
However, python-updater won't run because the of blocks due to software
being outdated and masked.
So it's a catch-22. I need to install a new java-config and other software
before I can get python-updater to run, but the emerge won't go through
without running python-updater for at least one package.
Any ideas on how to resolve?
Try running python-updater for one package at a time and see what happens?
Once it gets past one or two it might not complain at you as much.