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Bug 458280 - dev-python/pygtk-2.24.0-r3 installing postrm warning: Unable to establish symlink
Summary: dev-python/pygtk-2.24.0-r3 installing postrm warning: Unable to establish sym...
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] GNOME (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Low QA (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Linux Gnome Desktop Team
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-02-19 12:25 UTC by Ilya Gordeev
Modified: 2013-10-02 23:37 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description Ilya Gordeev 2013-02-19 12:25:38 UTC
WARN: postrm
Unable to establish /usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/ symlink
Unable to establish /usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/pygtk.pth symlink

Reproducible: Always
Comment 1 Denis M. (Phr33d0m) 2013-02-21 00:27:23 UTC
Can you translate in plain Enlgish please?

The *Gentoo* ebuild does not have pkg_postrm() like other distros' ebuilds (funtoo, etc...?).

If this is an overlay ebuild issue you might want to prepend that overlay's name to the bug's title.
Comment 2 Denis M. (Phr33d0m) 2013-02-21 00:39:32 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> The *Gentoo* ebuild does not have pkg_postrm() like other distros' ebuilds
> (funtoo, etc...?).

Just to clearify, dev-python/pygtk-2.24.0-r3 does not have pkg_postrm() so, are you talking about the stable -r2 here?
Comment 3 Martin Mokrejš 2013-03-06 17:44:07 UTC
I hit the same thing here:

 * Messages for package dev-python/pygtk-2.24.0-r2:

 * Unable to establish /usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/ symlink
 * Unable to establish /usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/pygtk.pth symlink

# emerge --info

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Portage (default/linux/amd64/10.0, gcc-4.6.3, glibc-2.16.0, 3.7.10-default x86_64)
System uname: Linux-3.7.10-default-x86_64-Intel-R-_Core-TM-_i7-2640M_CPU_@_2.80GHz-with-gentoo-2.2
KiB Mem:    16329496 total,   8751724 free
KiB Swap:    4998972 total,   4998756 free
Timestamp of tree: Mon, 04 Mar 2013 13:00:01 +0000
ld GNU ld (GNU Binutils) 2.23.1
app-shells/bash:          4.2_p42
dev-java/java-config:     2.1.12-r1
dev-lang/python:          2.5.4-r5, 2.6.8-r1, 2.7.3-r3, 3.2.3-r2
dev-util/pkgconfig:       0.28
sys-apps/baselayout:      2.2
sys-apps/openrc:          0.11.8
sys-apps/sandbox:         2.6
sys-devel/autoconf:       2.13, 2.69
sys-devel/automake:       1.9.6-r3, 1.11.6, 1.12.6
sys-devel/binutils:       2.23.1
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Comment 4 Daniel Nilsson 2013-04-12 22:00:28 UTC
I also got this message from dev-python/pygtk-2.24.0-r2 (upgrading from 2.24.0-r2).

In the same emerge session dev-python/pygobject-2.28.6-r53 (upgrading from 2.28.6-r52) gave the exact same message (pygobject was before pygtk in the merge order).

$ ls -l /usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/pygtk.*
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    8 apr 12 23:38 /usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/pygtk.pth
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2966 apr 12 23:38 /usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2059 apr 12 23:38 /usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/pygtk.pyc
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1763 apr 12 23:38 /usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/pygtk.pyo

$ equery belongs /usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/pygtk.*
 * Searching for /usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/pygtk.pth,/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/,/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/pygtk.pyc,/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/pygtk.pyo ... 
dev-python/pygobject-2.28.6-r53 (/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/pygtk.pyo)
dev-python/pygobject-2.28.6-r53 (/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/pygtk.pth)
dev-python/pygobject-2.28.6-r53 (/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/pygtk.pyc)
dev-python/pygobject-2.28.6-r53 (/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/

Google found this old forum thread, don't know if it's relevant:

I'm on a stable amd64 system, ask if you want more info.
Comment 5 Pacho Ramos gentoo-dev 2013-09-29 10:25:20 UTC
Please test with -r4 and provide a full build.log if still failing
Comment 6 Alexandre Rostovtsev (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2013-10-02 23:37:47 UTC
This message is coming from pygtk-2.24.0-r2 (the old ebuild which is being replaced). 2.24.0-r2 version was removed from portage, and you may safely ignore the warning message.