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twobit
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:54 pm    Post subject: Portage/emerge broken .. Reply with quote

Longtime Gentoo user here ... recently decided to reinstall a fresh clean install as its been a long time since i have

went through the handbook steps, kernal compiles, boots fine, i try and emerge kdebase-meta, kde-meta and all hell brakes loose, tons of slot errors and version mismatches ... i try to start masking and fixing the problems one by one but there are just too many.

what is going on with the portage tree?? anyone help me through a clean install?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not the tree. No (huge) issues here. Some questions:
  • Have you switched to the desktop/kde profile? This enables the USE flags for features that are typically necessary for KDE.
  • Have you done an "emerge --sync" and subsequently an "emerge -uDNv world"? New software installs work best on an up to date system. Note that there will be updates necessary after you switch profiles.
  • Have you previously successfully installed xorg-server and (optionally) your video card driver? The guides for X, drivers, and then desktop environment are meant to be followed in that order. Not explicitly said, I realize, but so nonetheless.
If all of that is true, then, well, actual error messages help. wgetpaste is your friend. :wink: And it would probably be good for you to post your "emerge --info" as well.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

after 2 wipes.. i think it was layman that was screwing me up.. decided not to use kde overlay .. all is good now
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