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i am at a friends place. i have done "emerge --sync" twice, and tried to download various packages off about 3 different mirrors. but it wont donwload anything. it gets ...
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    Linux Enthusiast Weedman's Avatar
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    downloading issuse with emerge


    i am at a friends place. i have done "emerge --sync" twice, and tried to download various packages off about 3 different mirrors.

    but it wont donwload anything. it gets stuck on connecting to server.

    yet i can download the files using firefox with no problems?????

    i dont know if it is a problem with my lappy, i will take it home and test it.

    help guys, im stuck
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    You could try checking different mirrors using the mirrorselect tool.
    See this link and look at padoor's suggestion.
    http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t...rorselect.html
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    It sounds as if your rsync port is blocked (port 873). Either open up the port, or use webrsync which downloades a portage snapshot for you.
    Code:
    emerge-webrsync
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    Linux Enthusiast Weedman's Avatar
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    the issue was not doing "emerge --sync", but doing a "emerge <program>".

    thanks for the quick replies guys
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    i agree with dylunio. i think your friend blocked the port.

    firstly, does portage work fine on your own network? if so then it's definitely on your friend's router. ok, like dylunio said:

    Code:
     emerge-webrsync
    hmm... looking through the gentoo handbook i can't find the command for installing packages through a firewall. if you want to do it the slow way, you could download the packages and copy them to /etc/portage/distfiles directory.
    Here's why Linux is easier than Windows:
    Package Managers! Apt-Get and Portage (among others) allow users to install programs MUCH easier than Windows can.
    Hardware Drivers. In SuSE, ALL the hardware is detected and installed automatically! How is this harder than Windows' constant disc changing and rebooting?

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    All the packages are on ftp (port 21) or http (port 80) which I doubt are blocked by any firewall.
    Does it work if you wget the files in the command line?

    Can you also post your /etc/make.conf ?

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