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    Nothing will emerge


    It doesnt matter what I put into terminal it always gives me
    Code:
    emerge: there are no ebuilds to satisfy "XXXX".
    Something special I gotta do to get this to work?

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    At what stage are you at with the install ? ... did you do a handbook install ?
    What does
    Code:
    emerge --update world
    report ? What have you tried to emerge and received this message ?

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    Try running
    Code:
    emerge --sync

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    It seems you really need to pick the handbook and give it a good read.

    However, some possible causes for your problem:

    1. You have set a custom $PORTDIR in your make.conf which is incorrect, not probable, portage would complain about the missing profile before complaining about the missing ebuild.
    2. You have portage in a separate partition and you didn't mount it, not probable, portage would complain about the missing profile before complaining about the missing ebuild.
    3. You are misstyping the name of the ebuild. Use emerge -s to search the correct name of an ebuild if you are not sure. Most probable cause.
    4. You deleted some branches of your portage tree. That'd be original


    There are some more possible causes, but I will not bore you with exotic stuff. In any of these cases (except missityping) emerge --sync will sort the problem.

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