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Bug 140

Summary: Xfree86 not Installing/Compiling
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: Greg Horne <horne>
Component: Current packagesAssignee: Mikael Hallendal (hallski) (RETIRED) <hallski>
Severity: normal    
Priority: Highest    
Version: 1.0 RC6 r14   
Hardware: x86   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

Description Greg Horne 2002-01-12 07:49:00 UTC
When installing / compiling the XFree86 packages, an error occurs stating that 
the end of file has been found before the logical end of file.  The error arises 
whenever I attempt to emerge the kde-base or gnome-base.  Obviously, this 
situation is critical as it limits Gentoo Linux to a console only distribution 
for me at this point in time.
Comment 1 Martin Schlemmer (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2002-01-12 10:37:14 UTC
Free space problem ?
Comment 2 Greg Horne 2002-01-15 17:26:06 UTC
There is plenty of HD space available per the 'df' command.  The failure seems 
to occur when the package labelled 'xc' is being compiled - or at least that is 
the last package name I see before the errors commence.
Comment 3 Greg Horne 2002-01-19 16:56:48 UTC
Here is the error message I receive trying to emerge x11-base/xfree (for 

make[5]: *** [gamma_gl.o] Error 1
make[5]: Leaving directory 
!!! emerge aborting on /usr/portage/x11-base/xfree/xfree-4.1.0-r6.ebuild .

Plus a slew of other error messages.  Hopefully, the above error will provide 
some insight.  BTW, I am installing Gentoo GNU/Linux on a Compaq Presario 3555 
(64 MB RAM, 10 GD HD - 5 GB allocated to partition /, 128 MB Swap partition, 20 
MB Boot partition, with the balance allocated to partition /home).
Comment 4 Mikael Hallendal (hallski) (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2002-01-19 17:22:14 UTC
can you paste what actually went wrong. That means a couple of rows above what
you just pasted.
Comment 5 Greg Horne 2002-01-19 22:11:32 UTC
Unfortunately, the screen output scrolled off screen and the make [5]: *** 
[gamma.o] Error 1 line was the top line visible.  The USE variable in 
/etc/make.conf is the default string as installed by Gentoo GNU/Linux.
Comment 6 Mikael Hallendal (hallski) (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2002-01-20 03:10:41 UTC
sorry, I can't help you if I don't know what's wrong. All I can say is that it
merges fine for everyone else, so, I'm pretty left with nothing to go on here.
Comment 7 Mikael Hallendal (hallski) (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2002-01-23 03:32:24 UTC
haven't gotten any other reports and initial filer seems to have solved it since
he doesn't reply.