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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2002 9:35 pm    Post subject: Can't update because of modutils and libpcap...!!! Reply with quote

Greetings,

I am getting really frustrated here. I have been loving my Gentoo boxen for weeks now and then a while back both of my installs went bad in exactly the same way.

When I do 'emerge -u system' I get an error on modutils everytime, and on both machines!

I don't see what it could be. I have installed a program called Puresecure on both machines (by Demarc), and I have installed nmap, ethereal, ngrep, tcpflow, on both too. Other than that I haven't done anything the same. They are vastly different hardware and in different environments seeing different traffic.

The error I get when it goes bad is that there are too many levels of symbolic links. I am pretty sure that should tell me something, but what I don't know.

Please help.

Thanks,

Daniel
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2002 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you print some output error?

Well don't know the cause / problem, but I found it sometimes helps to delete /var/cache/edb/dep dir.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2002 2:25 am    Post subject: Gentoo installs gone bad... Reply with quote

Here is the error I get:

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make[1]: Nothing to be done for `all'.
make[1]: Leaving directory `/var/tmp/portage/modutils-2.4.16/work/modutils-2.4.16/util'
make[1]: Entering directory `/var/tmp/portage/modutils-2.4.16/work/modutils-2.4.16/obj'
make[1]: Nothing to be done for `all'.
make[1]: Leaving directory `/var/tmp/portage/modutils-2.4.16/work/modutils-2.4.16/obj'
make[1]: Entering directory `/var/tmp/portage/modutils-2.4.16/work/modutils-2.4.16/insmod'
ln -sf insmod modprobe
make[1]: execvp: ln: Too many levels of symbolic links
make[1]: *** [modprobe] Error 127
make[1]: Leaving directory `/var/tmp/portage/modutils-2.4.16/work/modutils-2.4.16/insmod'
make: *** [all] Error 2

!!! ERROR: The ebuild did not complete successfully.
!!! Function src_compile, Line 23, Exitcode 2
!!! (no error message)

!!! emerge aborting on /usr/portage/sys-apps/modutils/modutils-2.4.16.ebuild .
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2002 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

error 127 is a permission error. And execvp ELOOP Indicates too many symbolic links were encountered in translating the path name/ Number of symbolic links encountered during path name traversal exceeds MAXSYMLINKS. But why?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2002 11:22 am    Post subject: Gentoo... Reply with quote

Exactly.

It is just reallly discouraging. I don't see how I can be all enthused about Gentoo anymore when I have to worry about unsolvable problems with the install happening just whenever.

I take several hours to completely configure my system and then it just shits itself?

Bad form. Looks like I am going to another distro.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2002 12:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Gentoo... Reply with quote

danielrm26 wrote:
I don't see how I can be all enthused about Gentoo anymore when I have to worry about unsolvable problems with the install happening just whenever.


I believe those are called 'bugs'.

danielrm26 wrote:
Bad form. Looks like I am going to another distro.


When you find a distro that doesn't have any bugs, please let us know. I'm sure we'll all want to move to it immediately.

Regarding your error message, I have no idea what is causing it -- modutils compiled just fine on my system. However, IIRC, you get the "too many levels of symbolic links" message when trying to resolve a pathname that has more than 8 symlinks in it. My guess is either the build process can't remove the existing symlink or its trying to create a recursive symlink.

Have you tried unmerging the old modutils before merging the new version? Have you ensured that root can, in fact, remove the existing modprobe symlink?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2002 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hope its got nothing to do with an inode-count of your ext2/ext3 filesystem. Don't think its a bug, and especially not one having to do with the distro. if you have ext2/3 try tune2fs -l /dev/hda? (/var/tmp partition) and check your inode counts. Think you have to look in this direction rather then stating its a bug.

Cya lX.

Ps: Debian is the best alternative (binary, bit outdated, but stable), Mandrake is the user friendly (A step between turning to linux from windows, also binary).
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2002 6:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Gentoo... Reply with quote

klieber wrote:
I believe those are called bugs.


I know, dude. I am just upset. Don't mind me. Gentoo still rules. I am not going to bail. I am just talking shit because I'm pissed.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2002 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just got in a new hard drive, one of the special edition Western Digitals, and I am anxious to redo my main Gentoo box.

I just want to make sure that I have found the cause of my problem so that I can maybe avoid it this time.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2002 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

danielrm26 wrote:
I just want to make sure that I have found the cause of my problem so that I can maybe avoid it this time.


Again, try unmerging your existing version of modutils before emerging the new one.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2002 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have done that already. :(

When I went to install it again it threw the same error.

Also, when I try to update world it gives me the same error with libpcap.

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Do you think that I could have omitted some USE options that caused this?

Also, I have XFS on one system and EXT3 on the other...so i agree that it probably isn't a filesystem problem.

Thanks for the help you guys are offering...
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