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Bug 5696

Summary: Recent rsync breaks portage with groff
Product: Portage Development Reporter: Matthew Daubenspeck <matt>
Component: UnclassifiedAssignee: Daniel Ahlberg (RETIRED) <aliz>
Severity: normal CC: sindian
Priority: High    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: x86   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

Description Matthew Daubenspeck 2002-07-28 16:52:44 UTC
Calculating world dependencies |
!!! Error: couldn't find match for sys-apps/groff in update (likely old
/var/db/pkg entry)
Comment 1 Paul Thompson 2002-07-28 17:19:24 UTC
The problem seems to be a typo in /usr/portage/packages/package.mask
should be:

Comment 2 Arun Thomas (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2002-07-29 15:22:39 UTC
I think Paul is right. Changing the package.mask fixed it for me
Comment 3 Matthew Daubenspeck 2002-07-29 15:50:34 UTC
*  sys-apps/groff
      Latest version Available: 1.16.1-r1
      Latest version Installed: 1.17.2-r1
      Text formatter used for man pages

But I already have version 1.17.2-r1 installed, and it wants to downgrade to
1.16.1-r1. Is this right?
Comment 4 Daniel Ahlberg (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2002-08-01 14:56:32 UTC
This should be resolved by now, sorry for taking such long time.