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
!!! 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?
Steps to Reproduce:
1. emerge sync on a gentoo-osx computer
2. emerge -u portage
3. watch the failure...
the debianutils package won't install.
it probably should have installed. It built fine; install is just being called with a non-standard option.
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.)
Closing out bugs that've been resolved for a while now...