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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 7:15 pm    Post subject: Cannot upgrade portage Reply with quote

I need to upgrade portage, but when I try it tells me this:

Code:
Xbox ~ # emerge portage

 * IMPORTANT: 9 news items need reading for repository 'gentoo'.
 * Use eselect news to read news items.

Calculating dependencies... done!

!!! All ebuilds that could satisfy "app-shells/gentoo-bashcomp" have been masked.
!!! One of the following masked packages is required to complete your request:
- app-shells/gentoo-bashcomp-20100613 (masked by: EAPI 3, invalid: SLOT is undefined)

The current version of portage supports EAPI '2'. You must upgrade to a
newer version of portage before EAPI masked packages can be installed.

For more information, see the MASKED PACKAGES section in the emerge
man page or refer to the Gentoo Handbook.
(dependency required by "app-shells/bash-completion-1.1-r5" [ebuild])
(dependency required by "app-admin/eselect-1.2.10" [ebuild])
(dependency required by "sys-apps/portage-2.1.8.3" [ebuild])
(dependency required by "portage" [argument])

Code:
Xbox ~ # emerge --version
Portage 2.1.6.4 (default/linux/x86/10.0, gcc-4.1.2, glibc-2.5-r4, 2.4.37-gentoox i686)
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a quick fix:
Code:
foo # USE="-bashcomp" emerge portage

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It didn't work. It says the same, I need to upgrade portage but can't do it because I need to upgrade...
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, my fault:
Code:
foo # USE="-bash-completion" emerge portage

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Portage 2.1.6.4 (default/linux/x86/10.0, gcc-4.1.2, glibc-2.5-r4, 2.4.37-gentoox i686)


It's so old I'd consider reinstall.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SpAiK,

Get portage and python from tinderbox.dev.gentoo.org and untar the files into your / as if they were mini stage 3 files.
Thats
Code:
 tar -jpxf <tarball> -C /
Do
Code:
eselect python list
then use eselect to choose the latest 2.x version.

if you choose 3.x, many things will not work.

That should give you a working portage.
You will have a very educational experience updating to current Gentoo. A reinstall will be faster but don't let that put you off.

------- edit ------

fixed the tar command. f must be the last argument as it takes a parameter
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NeddySeagoon wrote:
You will have a very educational experience updating to current Gentoo. A reinstall will be faster but don't let that put you off.


Of course that I will, because I'm new to Linux and Gentoo :D . BTW I think I'm going to reinstall, what is the best method?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SpAiK,

Follow the handbook. Save your user data in /home if you want to move it to your new install.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SpAiK wrote:
Of course that I will, because I'm new to Linux and Gentoo :D . BTW I think I'm going to reinstall, what is the best method?
If you are new to Linux, how did you come into possession of such an outdated Gentoo system? Was this machine inherited from someone else?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 6:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

portage-2.1.6 is not that old. That's no reason to reinstall or use hacks to update portage. (You might consider the other problems you'll run into as a reason to reinstall though.)
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

few wrote:
portage-2.1.6 is not that old. That's no reason to reinstall or use hacks to update portage. (You might consider the other problems you'll run into as a reason to reinstall though.)

Yeah, updating from a 2.4 kernel might be a very good reason for a reinstall.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Genone wrote:
few wrote:
portage-2.1.6 is not that old. That's no reason to reinstall or use hacks to update portage. (You might consider the other problems you'll run into as a reason to reinstall though.)

Yeah, updating from a 2.4 kernel might be a very good reason for a reinstall.


Yes, but the problem is that this is the latest distro for Xbox console available. I would have to recompile the newer version, but there are no patches for newer kernels.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SpAiK wrote:
Yes, but the problem is that this is the latest distro for Xbox console available. I would have to recompile the newer version, but there are no patches for newer kernels.

Was afraid that would be the case. Honestly I've no idea how many problems you'll encounter due to the 2.4 kernel, maybe it works just fine, but most likely you won't be able to install / use a number of packages (due to dependencies on udev, sysfs or other 2.6 features).
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