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Bug 293796 - unclear error message when emerging app-emulation/virtualbox-bin-3.0.12
Summary: unclear error message when emerging app-emulation/virtualbox-bin-3.0.12
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Linux bug wranglers
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-11-20 04:17 UTC by Thomas Capricelli
Modified: 2009-11-22 19:10 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Thomas Capricelli 2009-11-20 04:17:34 UTC
the emerge fails with
"Could not find requested license /usr/portage/licenses/PUEL"

But does not say what we should do. I've googled and found nothing. I've asked on IRC, and someone told me to add this line to my make.conf:
and so i did. But this does not solve the problem.

Sure, i can remove the line from the ebuild and 'ebuild.. digest' and install again. But this is rather frustrating.

I understand there's some issue with how to make the user accept the license, but now i'm stuck, and the ebuild message is of no help to me.

Reproducible: Always

Expected Results:  
A message or a link to some webpage explaining what we should do to have virtualbox-bin installed.
Comment 1 Sebastian Luther (few) 2009-11-21 09:12:47 UTC
You shouldn't see this message. Does /usr/portage/licenses/PUEL exist? If not does it exist after the next emerge --sync?
Comment 2 Thomas Capricelli 2009-11-22 19:10:10 UTC
the pb was different : though i did not remember it, i was excluding /usr/portage/licenses from my sync (it's big and i dont care about mirroring the content on my hard disk, /usr/portage is sooo bloated).

I've removed this exclude, and now it works. Thanks for caring!