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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 6:18 pm    Post subject: [solved]Can't seem to emerge anything Reply with quote

I can not seem to update my system and am wondering if someone might be able to help. I started an emerge -uavD system, it made it through a package or two, and now everything I attempt gets stuck in the configuration test phase.

gettext was stuck "checking for working sleep..." for about an hour before I gave up and stopped it.

Now I am trying to emerge the next package portage wanted to update, grep, it has been stuck on "checking for working re_compile_pattern..." for about a half hour now and I suspect it is not going to finish.

Does anyone have any idea what might be going on?


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did some searching and came across another post that mentions the following bug...
https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=488136
It turns out that running the update from a native console rather than from within Gnome did the trick.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Following the linked bug duplicates and assuming that is the problem that affected you, it appears the problem is that the nVidia driver mangles the signal handling state, and that is then inherited downward. Anything which expects the signal handling state to be correct then hangs when a signal (likely SIGCHLD) is mishandled. You could also avoid the problem by not running the buggy proprietary nVidia driver.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:44 am    Post subject: nvidia-drivers 331.17 fixes this problem Reply with quote

I had this problem, it is fixed if you update your nvidia-drivers to 331.17 (~amd64), that's if you're on 64-bit. (I don't have 32-bit system on which to test.)
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Once I had updated everything from the console and rebooted I had no more issues. My nvidia drivers were updated in the process so it is very possible that was the problem. Thanks.
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