alan.mckinnon at gmail
Aug 5, 2012, 5:59 PM
Post #3 of 3
On Sun, 05 Aug 2012 13:13:35 -0700
walt <w41ter [at] gmail> wrote:
> On 08/05/2012 11:07 AM, Andrew Lowe wrote:
> > I then run the emerge again and for some reason it wants to rebuild
> > perl again, a different version to what perl-cleaner rebuilt.
> That sounds very strange. Why should two versions of perl be fighting
> for top dog on your machine?
> The only reason I can think of at the moment (being sadly without
> either Tokay or chocolate to stimulate my brain) is that you may have
> masked or unmasked one or more versions of perl or a perl package for
> reasons long forgotten?
> I use something like 'grep -r perl /etc/portage/*' to check for
> packages I masked/unmasked and then forgot about.
> Which two versions of perl are competing, and also what arch and
> gentoo profile are you running?
I doubt his perl version is flip-flopping, he doesn't actually say
that, only that perl-cleaner repeatedly want to rebuild perl.
Don't try and "fix" things when the first ebuild crashes. Just resume
skipfirst and let the emerge complete. Then see what remains. You
might have to emerge @preserved-rebuild too - all the usual tools.
If perl-cleaner still needs running, then post the full output, including any
reasons why it wants to rebuild perl (changed USE etc)
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