tanstaafl at libertytrek
Apr 17, 2012, 9:30 AM
Post #3 of 7
On 2012-04-17 1:41 AM, Vaeth <vaeth [at] mathematik> wrote:
Re: Re: CORRECTION - Problem with eix-REMOTE update...
[In reply to]
>>> I haven't searched layman for packages in a long time (actually had to
>>> google how to do it), and am getting an error I can't seem to solve...
> Unfortunately, you have not written the actual error
> which should appear probably a few (probably one) lines before:
After running eix-remote update, it downloads the file, then the very
next lines are:
* Unpacking data
/tmp/eix-remote.m6Ri2tl1/1/_var_lib_layman_a3li.eix was created with an
It uses database format 101 (current is 28).
Please run 'eix-update' and try again.
Followed by similar lines with different cache file names for however
many hundred or so files there are...
Then the last error is as I said:
Writing database file /var/cache/eix ..
Database contains 16219 packages in 155 categories.
* could not read all eix cachefiles of
Probably your eix cachefile was *not* updated successfully.
Unless the above messages suggest another cause or you specified a
wrong filename, the most likely cause of this is that the server uses
another eix version than you or produced broken data. Please inspect
whether this is a valid *.tar.bz2 archive containing eix cachefiles
(if it has already been deleted, download it using fetch).
If this is not the case (but was freshly downloaded), please report a
bug. Note that the archive is *not* broken if only the cachefile format
versions differ: In that case only report a bug if the eix cachefile
format versions in the downloaded file are *older* than that of the most
current ~x86 eix version in the portage tree (but first retry after
several days before reporting such a bug to give the server maintainers
a chance to upgrade after a version bump of eix).
Conversely, if the downloaded versions are even newer than that
supported by your eix, you will have to upgrade to the most current ~x86
version of eix to use eix-remote: This inconvenience cannot be avoided
and is not a bug!
>>> problems arised with cachefile _var_lib_layman_zugaina.eix
>>> * Calling eix-update...
>>> * could not read all eix cachefiles of
> Maybe this error speaks about differing versions?
Apparently it does, but *how* did this happen??