Thanks, yes I am aware of the caveats - but they dont really apply when
rescuing something as severely broken as this system was - I upgraded 3
machines without a problem, and this one died on reboot - badly
On Thu, 2009-11-19 at 23:44 -0600, Dale wrote:
> Bill Kenworthy wrote:
> > Some time back I saw someone mention a way to get emerge to install an
> > ebuild with a bad digest - man emerge shows nothing so can someone give
> > me a hint. It was much easier than going down the ebuild path.
> I think it is --digest. I don't see it in the man page so you may have
> to do that with the ebuild command and the manifest option. See man
> page to make sure.
> I will also add, you should not do this unless it passed the first test
> and you had to edit the file for some reason. It could be corrupt or
> altered in some unknown way otherwise.
> > Also, I am in the process of rescuing a system from the
> > e2fs/util-linux/device-mapper snafu and find that now I have it booted
> > re-emerging util-linux wont overwrite the files I manually installed to
> > replace the missing ones - necessitating manually rm'ing some 50 or so
> > files - is there a way to force emerge to ignore file collisions and
> > just overwrite them in this circumstance?
> > BillK
> I think you are looking for this option with emerge:
> Causes portage to disregard merge records indicating
> that a config file inside of a CONFIG_PRO-
> TECT directory has been merged already. Portage will
> normally merge those files only once to
> prevent the user from dealing with the same config
> multiple times. This flag will cause the file
> to always be merged.
> Keep in mind that it will replace whatever it emerges which may include
> dependencies. I have never used that option before so be forewarned if
> it does.
> Hope that helps.
> :-) :-)
William Kenworthy <email@example.com>
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