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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2003 7:26 pm    Post subject: Invalid db entry with emerge Reply with quote

Hello,

When I emerge a new module, I get an error at the end:

>>> Regenerating /etc/ld.so.cache...
* Caching service dependencies... [ ok ]
>>> Auto-cleaning packages ...
!!! Invalid db entry: /var/db/pkg/*sys-fs/devfsd!!! Invalid db entry: /var/db/pkg/*sys-fs/devfsd
>>> No outdated packages were found on your system.

If I remove the devfsd my system won't boot but the error goes away. Is there a problem with my portage tree?

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2003 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I get the same thing here. I am on a fresh gentoo 1.4 install from this morning.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2003 11:59 pm    Post subject: I get the same on 3 different machines Reply with quote

Same error, 3 different installs all done with in the last 3 days. Has anybody seen a solution to this problem?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2003 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You need to remove all entries within the /var/db/pkg subfolders that are named like -MERGING-, etc.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2003 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rm -rf /var/db/pkg/sys-fs/devfsd*
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2003 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually that probably won't fix it.

I had the same error, but the problem file was in xfree86 as I had interupted it's emerge.

Besides, once you remove that portage no longer knows about devfs so you won't get any updates until it's manually remerged
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2003 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have just tried this and removing the file:

rm -rf /var/db/pkg/sys-fs/devfsd*

does not solve the problem. :(
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2003 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You need to follow my instructions. Look through the pkg folder and delete any files that start with -MERGING- or similar.

You will need to re-emerge devfsd again btw.

For more information, [url=https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=100539&highlight=iname]Read this thread]

Or try searching the forums :p
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2003 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes that fixed it. I miss understood the previous emails.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2003 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes that fixed it. I miss understood the previous emails.

Thank you

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2003 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

UberLord wrote:
You need to follow my instructions. Look through the pkg folder and delete any files that start with -MERGING- or similar.

You will need to re-emerge devfsd again btw.

For more information, [url=https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=100539&highlight=iname]Read this thread]

Or try searching the forums :p


i had the same problem
but devfsd wasnt marked as -MERGING-
deleting it solved my problem

allthough i did forget to mention that you need to reemerge it =P
sorry =]
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2003 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the same problem, just did a GRP install last night. Followed all instructions to the letter.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2003 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I have the same problem, just did a GRP install last night. Followed all instructions to the letter.


have you interrupted any emerge?
What's your exact message? it's probably another entry as the previous posters, but it's gotta be one.
if so remove that entry from /var/db/pkg/ as posted above and reemerge the package.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2003 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You also get this message if you are doing more than one emerge at the same time.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2003 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved to 'Duplicate Threads'.

:arrow: https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=105082
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