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Bug 64730 - no ebuilds to satisfy "("
Summary: no ebuilds to satisfy "("
Alias: None
Product: Portage Development
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Core (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: High major (vote)
Assignee: Portage team
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-09-20 02:33 UTC by Anthony DiSante
Modified: 2004-09-26 15:33 UTC (History)
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Description Anthony DiSante 2004-09-20 02:33:10 UTC
Fresh install of Gentoo.  Following the x86 quick-install guide.  After compiling kernel and installing logger, cron, etc, and rebooting, I set PORTAGE_BINHOST to point to a server on my other system, which has been running Gentoo for a while and has lots of packages built.

I do "emerge -vaG gnome" on the new system, and I get this error:

Fetching binary packages info...
Loaded metadata pickle.
cache miss: 'x' --- cache hit: 'o'
(a few hundred Os printed here...)
  -- DONE!

Calculating Dependencies /
emerge: there are no masked or unmasked ebuilds to satisfy "(".

!!! Error calculating dependencies.  Please correct. 

emerge -va gnome works fine (shows a few dozen ebuilds).  And it happens with some packages (gnome, mozilla) but not others (gnumeric, abiword, gftp, gaim).  emerge sync, fixpackages, and updating portage didn't fix it.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
Comment 1 Nicholas Jones (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-09-21 16:42:29 UTC
fixpackages run on those packages?
(They must be properly located in PKGDIR)

Seems like an old, bad DEPEND line in a binary package.

Does -d produce any useful info?
Comment 2 Nicholas Jones (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-09-25 19:21:54 UTC
No response.
Comment 3 Anthony DiSante 2004-09-26 15:33:58 UTC
Sorry, I have been AFK for a few days.  Yes, --debug helped.  Without it, portage told me nothing whatsoever about the package in question.  With it, portage told me where the problem was.