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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 10:51 am    Post subject: virtual/xft masked by package.mask, but gnome requires it? Reply with quote

Hi, all,
I'm installing gnome on a gentoo box, but it reported that several packages require virtual/xft which was masked by package.mask at 09 Jan. How to solve this problem?
many thanks!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you tried re-emerging the packages that are complaining about virtual/xft?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

krisse wrote:
Have you tried re-emerging the packages that are complaining about virtual/xft?


Quoting Rémi Cardona from the gentoo-dev-announce mailing list,

Rémi Cardona wrote:

Hi all,

This virtual is a left-over from the transition to the modular X.org
stack. Ulrich (ulm) and I have converted all packages in portage to
depend on x11-libs/libXft directly.

Please update ebuilds in overlays. I'll remove the virtual in a couple
of days.

Thanks :)

Rémi


Maybe you sync'ed in the middle of the change. All the ebuilds that depended on virtual/xft should by now depend on libXft instead. If you are sure you use no overlays, then you should file a bug at bugs.gentoo.org so this gets fixed as soon as possible. But, please, first wait a few hours and try to emerge --sync again. It should be fixed as long as your local mirror syncs with the main portage repos.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

krisse wrote:
Have you tried re-emerging the packages that are complaining about virtual/xft?

Yes, after "emerge --sync", i did an "emerge -uDN world" before emerging gnome.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i92guboj wrote:
krisse wrote:
Have you tried re-emerging the packages that are complaining about virtual/xft?


Quoting Rémi Cardona from the gentoo-dev-announce mailing list,

Rémi Cardona wrote:

Hi all,

This virtual is a left-over from the transition to the modular X.org
stack. Ulrich (ulm) and I have converted all packages in portage to
depend on x11-libs/libXft directly.

Please update ebuilds in overlays. I'll remove the virtual in a couple
of days.

Thanks :)

Rémi


Maybe you sync'ed in the middle of the change. All the ebuilds that depended on virtual/xft should by now depend on libXft instead. If you are sure you use no overlays, then you should file a bug at bugs.gentoo.org so this gets fixed as soon as possible. But, please, first wait a few hours and try to emerge --sync again. It should be fixed as long as your local mirror syncs with the main portage repos.


Thanks for your reply.
I have read this mail, and did an "emerge --sync", but as you mentioned, maybe it's in the middle of the change. now i modified the package.mask and enable this package so that i can finish emerging gnome, so far, no other ploblem occures. when finished, i'll try to sync again.
btw, i use the arcon overlay.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

supertcy wrote:
btw, i use the arcon overlay.


I am not familiar with that overlay so I don't know if there's something in that overlay that relates to this issue.

It's ok to have overlays and that. Just keep in mind that overlays might take longer (well, or shorter, who knows) to be fixed. So, if your problem is with some package that's into an overlay, be sure not to report it in bugs.gentoo.org, since the overlays are not part of the official gentoo tree, and there's no way that the gentoo developers can control them nor fix them. When you use emerge -v you might see a number between square brackets at the end of the lines, that number will tell you the overlay where that package resides (0 stands for the official portage tree). On the final lines of the output a little index will show you which number is assigned to each overlay.

Also note that overlays will not be sync'ed when you use emerge --sync. You need to use layman -S or layman -s <overlay>.
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