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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:15 pm    Post subject: [SOLVED] Question about emerge message of binutils Reply with quote

While tyring doing a world update im getting the following message:

Code:
!!! The following installed packages are masked:
- sys-devel/binutils-2.28-r2::gentoo (masked by: package.mask)
/usr/portage/profiles/package.mask:
# Michał Górny <mgorny@gentoo.org>, Andreas K. Hüttel <dilfridge@gentoo.org>,
# Matthias Maier <tamiko@gentoo.org> (21 May 2017)
# These old versions of toolchain packages (binutils, gcc, glibc) are no
# longer officially supported and are not suitable for general use. Using
# these packages can result in build failures (and possible breakage) for
# many packages, and may leave your system vulnerable to known security
# exploits.
# If you still use one of these old toolchain packages, please upgrade (and
# switch the compiler / the binutils) ASAP. If you need them for a specific
# (isolated) use case, feel free to unmask them on your system.

For more information, see the MASKED PACKAGES section in the emerge
man page or refer to the Gentoo Handbook.


What i don't get is im having even a newer version installed...
Code:
*  sys-devel/binutils
      Latest version available: 2.29
      Latest version installed: 2.29
      Size of files: 28,400 KiB
      Homepage:      https://sourceware.org/binutils/
      Description:   Tools necessary to build programs
      License:       || ( GPL-3 LGPL-3 )


Plus to this i cant even find any 2.28-r2 version in my portage tree...
Code:
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  292 Feb 28  2017 binutils-2.25.1-r1.ebuild
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  292 Mar 20 02:05 binutils-2.26.1.ebuild
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  305 Jun  6 21:26 binutils-2.27-r1.ebuild
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  296 Sep 14 10:26 binutils-2.28.1.ebuild
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  305 Sep 14 20:56 binutils-2.29.ebuild
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  145 Mar  3  2017 binutils-9999.ebuild
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Jan 10  2017 files
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 7661 Sep 14 21:05 Manifest
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  447 Jun 21  2016 metadata.xml


The only occurance in /etc/portage/* of binutils is in the package.keywords...
Code:
localhost portage # grep -ir binutils *
package.keywords:sys-devel/binutils ~amd64


Does this message mean i should either update gcc (5.4.0-r3) or glibc (2.23-r4) or even both?


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The message tell you that you have an old version installed (binutils is slotted package and then you can have multiple version installed). You can see this with command
Code:
$ qlist -Iv sys-devel/binutils

What you need is the command emerge -ca, but be careful and read all the list of packages that portage want uninstall
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok....had three different binutils installed and removed two. Now its fine...thx a lot!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Code:
qlist -Iv sys-devel/binutils   
#or
eselect binutils list
#or
binutils-config -l
or ???
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But why do we have to add a version keyworded as stable to /etc/portage/unmask? I couldn't even emerge it when I specified the slot.
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