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deustheprogrammer
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:01 pm    Post subject: installing problem Reply with quote

hello i am trying to install gentoo sources via command:

time emerge gentoo-sources but i get the following error messages:


if you have just changed your profile configuration you should revert to the privous config due to your current profile being invalid

please help me on this
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DONAHUE
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

try running
Code:
eselect profile list
set your choice with
Code:
eselect profile set 1
substituting your choice for 1. If you need to you can
Code:
 emerge eselect
If you can not get eselect:To see currently selected profile
Code:
ls -l /etc/make.profile
Viewing available profiles without eselect is tedious:
Code:
ls /usr/portage/profiles/
pick a directory that is likely to contain the desired profile--probably default--
Code:
ls /usr/portage/profiles/default
then
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ls /usr/portage/profiles/default/linux
then
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ls /usr/portage/profiles/default/linux/amd64
then
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ls /usr/portage/profiles/default/linux/amd64/10.0
then
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ls /usr/portage/profiles/default/linux/amd64/10.0/desktop
then
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ls /usr/portage/profiles/default/linux/amd64/10.0/desktop/gnome
At which point I have no further directories and have identified a profile for a desktop computer running gnome. Any directory in this chain that contains espi and parent files is a valid profile destination. To select the gnome desktop profile: Remove the current symlink:
Code:
rm /etc/make.profile
Then make a new symlink in the format
Quote:
ln -s ../usr/portage/profiles/<selected profile> /etc/make.profile
for the gnome desktop as an example:
Code:
ln -s ../usr/portage/profiles//usr/portage/profiles/default/linux/amd64/10.0/desktop/gnome /etc/make.profile

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Ed,

I'm installing Gentoo for the first time and got the same error you did, following the instructions on http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/gentoo-x86-quickinstall.xml. I found out that I skipped one step - extract the portage tar file. Now it's in the process of getting the kernel source.

Retrace your step and religiously follow the instruction. Good luck!

Bob
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Gentoo Chat to Duplicate Threads, please follow up to emerge error message.
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