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Bug 7667 - xfree wont emerge because of "XftConfig : Argument list too long"...see "URL" for all info
Summary: xfree wont emerge because of "XftConfig : Argument list too long"...see "URL"...
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Martin Schlemmer (RETIRED)
Depends on:
Reported: 2002-09-08 14:22 UTC by gabe parmer
Modified: 2003-02-04 19:42 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description gabe parmer 2002-09-08 14:22:37 UTC
for complete details.

emerge xfree (which tried to emerge
/usr/portage/x11-base/xfree/xfree-4.2.0-r12.ebuild) does not work exiting with
error 2.  cp : XftConfig : Argument list too long.  I have emerge rsync, emerge
-u world.  I have tried to do it about 8 times trying to emerge -u different
things, and each time it gets that same error.  using gcc 2.95.3 or whatever the
default is in gentoo 1.2.
Comment 1 Martin Schlemmer (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2002-09-08 15:12:52 UTC
Do the following:

# USE="-acl" emerge fileutils

and try again.
Comment 2 gabe parmer 2002-09-08 19:36:53 UTC
I just tried your suggestion it exited with the same error.  Would it be easier
for me to simply rebuild the distribution from stage 1 again using the default
"use" options?  (without gnome or kde as I want to use icewm)
Comment 3 gabe parmer 2002-09-10 20:28:43 UTC
I got tired of X not working so I redid the distribution using a vanilla kernel
and USE settings closer to the defaults (and ext3 instead of xfs), and it works
fine.  I dont know what the problem was.  Sorry, but I got very frustrated
trying to figure it out.

Thanks for all the help, I LOVE your distribution.

Comment 4 Martin Schlemmer (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2002-09-11 13:19:27 UTC
Ok, reopen this if you have more info.