It has been awhile since we powered up the Sparc64 box we loaded Gentoo on in this article. Well, links was not on the box, and we wanted it. Emerge failed:
srv-44 scsi # emerge links . . . !!! Couldn't download links-2.1_pre2-patch.tar.bz2. Aborting.
Doh! We have to emerge portage and sync it:
srv-44 scsi # emerge portage Calculating dependencies ...done! >>> emerge (1 of 1) sys-apps/portage-2.0.47-r8 to / >>> md5 ;-) portage-2.0.47-r8.tar.bz2 >>> Unpacking source... tar xjf /usr/portage/distfiles/portage-2.0.47-r8.tar.bz2 >>> Source unpacked. ./create-localdecls Checking truncate argument type... off_t . . . srv-44 scsi # emerge sync >>> starting rsync with rsync://rsync.gentoo.org/gentoo-portage... . . . srv-44 scsi # emerge links . . . >>> Recording net-www/links in "world" favorites file... net-www/links selected: none protected: 2.1_pre9 omitted: none >>> clean: No packages selected for removal. >>> Regenerating /etc/ld.so.cache... >>> Auto-cleaning packages ... >>> No outdated packages were found on your system. * Regenerating GNU info directory index... * Processed 70 info files. * IMPORTANT: 33 config files in /etc need updating. * Type emerge --help config to learn how to update config files. srv-44 scsi #
That is better!! Agatha says: “When upgrading Gentoo, don’t forget to emerge portage and emerge sync“. And, that’s the truth.