groff has been failing to upgrade on my machine for some time now. I'm emerging
groff to 1.18.1-r3 from 1.18.1-r2, and I'm receiving the following error:
test -f "groff" || d=/var/tmp/portage/groff-1.18.1-r3/work/groff-1.18.1/doc; \
for f in $d/groff $d/groff-*; do \
rm -f /var/tmp/portage/groff-1.18.1-r3/image//usr/share/info/`basename $f`; \
/bin/install -c -m 644 $f
/var/tmp/portage/groff-1.18.1-r3/image//usr/share/info/`basename $f`; \
backup file /var/backups/infodir.bak available, giving up.
* Groff: (groff). The GNU troff document formatting system.
make: *** [install_data] Error 1
make: Leaving directory `/var/tmp/portage/groff-1.18.1-r3/work/groff-1.18.1/doc'
make: *** [doc] Error 2
make: Leaving directory `/var/tmp/portage/groff-1.18.1-r3/work/groff-1.18.1'
make: *** [install] Error 2
!!! ERROR: sys-apps/groff-1.18.1-r3 failed.
!!! Function src_install, Line 95, Exitcode 2
!!! (no error message)
I'm not sure what this backup file is, or does, but I tried touching an empty
file there, but that didn't help.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 25875 ***