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Bug 70212 - Cannot upgrade portage on gentoo macos due to debianutils
Summary: Cannot upgrade portage on gentoo macos due to debianutils
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Unspecified (show other bugs)
Hardware: PPC All
: High major (vote)
Assignee: osx porters
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-11-05 17:42 UTC by tsuraan
Modified: 2005-02-06 13:33 UTC (History)
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Description tsuraan 2004-11-05 17:42:24 UTC
After doing a sync this morning (11-5-04, but I haven't done it for weeks), portage wanted to update.  It seems to require debianutils now, so I am trying to build that.  The error message that I get when trying to install debianutils is:

>>> Install debianutils-1.16.7-r4 into /var/tmp/portage/debianutils-1.16.7-r4/image/ category sys-apps
>>> dosbin: making installkernel executable...
install: --group=root: No such file or directory

!!! ERROR: sys-apps/debianutils-1.16.7-r4 failed.
!!! Function src_install, Line 56, Exitcode 71
!!! installkernel
!!! If you need support, post the topmost build error, NOT this status message.

It looks like debianutils is trying to call install with an unsupported option (--group doesn't show up under install -h).  Even if that were a legit option under OSX, there is no root group anyhow.  I'm not entirely sure what to do here...  

Also, has the macos keyword been deprecated?  All packages were complaining about it not being valid, so I looked at some ebuilds and it looks like ppc-macos is the replacement.  Is that correct?

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. emerge sync on a gentoo-osx computer
2. emerge -u portage
3. watch the failure...
Actual Results:  
the debianutils package won't install.

Expected Results:  
it probably should have installed.  It built fine; install is just being called with a non-standard option.
Comment 1 Mamoru KOMACHI (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-11-05 22:58:42 UTC
gentoo-macos-20040726.dmg is deprecated installer.
(but we don't have newer one at the moment :-X)
The problem was fixed a long ago, but 20040726.dmg
doesn't contain fixed portage. Workaround for it is to
emerge portage with USE="build" and then emerge

As for macos keyword, yes. We no longer use macos
keyword. Please use ppc-macos keyword instead.
(20040726 installer tells you to set macos keyword,
but that is not true anymore.)
Comment 2 Hasan Khalil (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-02-06 13:33:29 UTC
Closing out bugs that've been resolved for a while now...