Gentoo Forums
Gentoo Forums
Gentoo Forums
Quick Search: in
Cleaning up lingering binutils-libs
View unanswered posts
View posts from last 24 hours

 
Reply to topic    Gentoo Forums Forum Index Portage & Programming
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
janos666
n00b
n00b


Joined: 15 Nov 2015
Posts: 22

PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:18 am    Post subject: Cleaning up lingering binutils-libs Reply with quote

EDIT: Solved!

According to emerge, I don't have binutils-libs installed (I guess it was automatically pulled in as a dependency (or installed by mistake?) at some point but it no longer seems to be needed):
Code:
emerge --search binutils
*  sys-devel/binutils
      Latest version installed: 2.25.1-r1
*  sys-libs/binutils-libs
      Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]

And I always get this error after world updates:
Code:
!!! existing preserved libs:
>>> package: sys-libs/binutils-libs-2.25.1-r2
 *  - /usr/lib64/libbfd-2.25.1.so
 *      used by /usr/lib64/binutils/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu/2.25.1/libopcodes-2.25.1.so (sys-devel/binutils-2.25.1-r1)
Use emerge @preserved-rebuild to rebuild packages using these libraries

I already ran the emerge @preserved-rebuild command several times (it always rebuilds binutils without errors but yet again warns me to run emerge @preserved-rebuild -> Funny, huh?) and even tried to run emerge -e @world but it didn't help with the binutils-libs problem.

I usually update the system with the following commands:
Code:
emerge --sync && emerge --update --deep --with-bdeps=y --complete-graph --changed-use --keep-going @world && emerge --depclean && revdep-rebuild && perl-cleaner --all && python-updater && env-update && eclean-dist --destructive && source /etc/profile && etc-update


I am a little afraid of trying to solve this problem manually since binutils is an essential package, so some help about how to solve this properly would be appreciated. :)


Last edited by janos666 on Fri Apr 08, 2016 7:59 am; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
khayyam
Watchman
Watchman


Joined: 07 Jun 2012
Posts: 6228
Location: Room 101

PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:46 am    Post subject: Re: Cleaning up lingering binutils-libs Reply with quote

janos666 wrote:
I am a little afraid of trying to solve this problem manually since binutils is an essential package, so some help about how to solve this properly would be appreciated. :)

janos666 ... you should be able to move /usr/lib64/libbfd-2.25.1.so to one side and re-emerge binutils ... libopcodes-2.25.1.so should still find /usr/lib/binutils/*/2.25.1/libbfd-2.25.1.so. On the chance it doesn't you could replace the currently installed package with a binpkg and then re-merge (again, making sure /usr/lib64/libbfd-2.25.1.so isn't there).

I don't know the ins-and-outs of sys-libs/binutils-libs but binutils linking to the binutils-libs libopcodes rather than the binutils provided version would seem to be a bug.

best ... khay
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
janos666
n00b
n00b


Joined: 15 Nov 2015
Posts: 22

PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for your reply. It seems like merely the manual removal of /usr/lib64/libbfd-2.25.1.so solved the problem entirely:
Code:
~ # mv /usr/lib64/libbfd-2.25.1.so /usr/lib64/libbfd-2.25.1.so.bak
~ # emerge @preserved-rebuild

Calculating dependencies... done!
>>> Auto-cleaning packages...

>>> No outdated packages were found on your system.

I guess the file was left there by mistake when binutils-libs got unmerged during a --depclean. I reemerged binutils manually to make sure it can be compiled and then I removed the file permanently.
It was a lot easier than I expected.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
P.Kosunen
Guru
Guru


Joined: 21 Nov 2005
Posts: 309
Location: Finland

PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Code:
!!! existing preserved libs:
>>> package: sys-libs/binutils-libs-2.27
 *  - /usr/lib64/libbfd-2.25.1.so
 *      used by /usr/lib64/binutils/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu/2.25.1/libopcodes-2.25.1.so (sys-devel/binutils-2.25.1-r1)
Use emerge @preserved-rebuild to rebuild packages using these libraries


Got same problem again, run "emerge --depclean" first to fix.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Philippe23
Tux's lil' helper
Tux's lil' helper


Joined: 20 Dec 2006
Posts: 118
Location: Rome, NY

PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

P.Kosunen's solution above worked for me and didn't require deleting files behind portage's back. ;-) Running emerge --depclean made emerge @preserved-rebuild decide there was nothing to do.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Gentoo Forums Forum Index Portage & Programming All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum