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Bug 61644

Summary: Possible solution for segfaulting emerge when using nss-mysql
Product: Portage Development Reporter: Mathy Vanvoorden <mathy>
Component: UnclassifiedAssignee: Portage team <dev-portage>
Severity: normal    
Priority: High    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: All   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

Description Mathy Vanvoorden 2004-08-25 08:19:24 UTC

As you can see in bug 7969 emerge has troubles when using nss-mysql (it is a bug in nss-mysql, I presume, but it only shows up in emerge during the unpacking, regular usage of tar works like a charm).

A possible workaround around this problem is adding --numeric-owner to $tarvars in This way, tar will not ask for the user info of the original creator of the tarball (which is were it borks because nss-mysql doesn't seem to answer quick enough). This even produces less overhead because it is one less lookup ;)
Comment 1 Nicholas Jones (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-09-08 23:03:33 UTC
Portage queries this info as well. Also, we cannot assume some numbers.