HW : p4 3.0 (prescott), Seagate 7200.7 40G , 2G DDR400 RAM.
When i try to install gentoo from universal livecd 2004.3,
acting according gentoo handbook, it is unable to perform
"emerge system". My actions : chrooting (all pre-actions subscribed in handbook
are carefully performed),then syncing - "emerge --sync", then "bootstrap.sh" and when finally bootstrapping finished i call "emerge system" and ... emerge says
that there are no packages need to be installed !!! but when i try to emerge fcron at this point, for example, emerge says that it needs to install some "system" libraries that i think cron depends on ... and moreover - i dont actually remember - but one application has compilation failed - this application wants libtool, and thinks that libtool was already installed !!!
and emerge do not even try to install libtool as dependency !!!
I performed installation procedure twice - and twice i was affected with this bug ... what is this ?
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Start to install gentoo according handbook from 2004.3 livecd
2.After chrooting, perform emerge --sync (i perform this on 20.01.2004 ~ 18.00-23.00, Moscow time)
4."emerge system" - at this point emerge will say that there are no packages need to be installed
command "emerge system" has no effect
start to install "system" packages
what stage did you start with ? please show the full filename
CD: Universal live CD 2004.3
Portage snapshot: portage-20041022.tar.bz2
rsync server: rsync://mirror.aiya.ru/gentoo
sync date: 20.01.2005 ~ first time 18.00 (GMT + 3), second time 23.00 (GMT + 3)
And more. In november 2004 - i used this livecd to install gentoo on my homenet gatway computer. And there was no problem at all.And when i install gentoo without
"emerge --sync" - its all fine !
I think there could be some bug in the portage or probably bug in the portage tree structure ...
please use a 2005.0 tarball if this still isnt resolved for you