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Bug 8250 - sysklogd vs. metalog .. provides?
Summary: sysklogd vs. metalog .. provides?
Alias: None
Product: Portage Development
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Unclassified (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Nicholas Jones (RETIRED)
Depends on: 8392
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Reported: 2002-09-23 00:01 UTC by Andre Tomt
Modified: 2011-10-30 22:21 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Andre Tomt 2002-09-23 00:01:10 UTC
Really, this is sort of serious. I have sysklogd-1.4.1-r2 emerged, and NOT
metalog. metalog is NOT installed. however, I did a emerge -u world -p, hey, it
showed metalog marked for upgrade!

Thinkering about abit, I got this on emerge -s metalog
*  app-admin/metalog
      Latest version available: 0.6-r10
      Latest version installed: 1.4.1-r2

hmm.. 1.4.1? hey! isn't that sysklogd?! emerge -s sysklogd..
*  app-admin/sysklogd
      Latest version available: 1.4.1-r2
      Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]

This is a pretty massive mixup. I've seen this in Gentoo 1.2 also, with older
portage than this (2.0.37).

It can suddenly start to behave this way after an emerge rsync, after being just
fine for a few weeks.
Comment 1 Nicholas Jones (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2002-10-11 00:27:59 UTC
Verify this is still currently a problem.

Do you have /var/db/pkg/app-admin/sysklogd

Do you have /var/db/pkg/app-admin/metalog

Is there an entry in /var/cache/edb/virtuals for metalog or sysklogd

Portage version? (emerge -V)

Unmerge + Remerge sysklogd ---- fix it?

umerge sysklogd + emerge metalog --> Still same '-s' issue?

umerge metalog, remerge sysklogd -- Still have the problem?

Comment 2 Andre Tomt 2002-10-11 19:02:02 UTC
I have unmerged metalog (well, it deleted sysklogd..), and remerged sysklogd a
while ago, and that fixed my problems. Since it's a while ago, i can not check
the other points you made. It seemed like an issue in moving sysklogd to another
category a while back(?).
Comment 3 Nicholas Jones (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-08-06 03:51:14 UTC
Too old to be useful.
Comment 4 Martin Holzer (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-11-02 11:18:38 UTC
db fix