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  1. #1

    emerge -uD world help

    I was trying to update my system with emerge -uD world when this error came up:

    Error: The sys-apps/utempter package conflicts with another package;
    the two packages cannot be installed on the same system together.

    So when I type emerge --pretend -uD world to see what they are, the who packages are:

    sys-apps/utempter (is blocking sys-libs/libutemper-
    sys-apps/utempter (is blocking sys-apps/shadow-4.0.25-r2)

    Since I am new to gentoo, could some one please help me with this problem?


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    Linux Engineer Javasnob's Avatar
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    It might be that utemper isn't really supported/needed anymore (maybe it's functionality is provided by the libutemper it's blocking?).
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    I've had that problem before, upgrading from stable to testing. The problem (IIRC) is that the functionality provided by pam-login is being provided by new packages, which create conflicts with pam-login. The solution is to unmerge pam-login.

    I'm not quite sure of the above information, however. I could be more sure if you posted the output of emerge -avuD world.

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    Linux Engineer d38dm8nw81k1ng's Avatar
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    i found unmergin pam-login stops me logging in. the best way is to unmerge it, emerge the new packages then remerge pam-login. that seems to work for me anyway.
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    Linux Engineer spencerf's Avatar
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    emerge -C utempter
    emerge -va --update --deep world
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    Linux Enthusiast gruven's Avatar
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    If you are running an ~x86 install, then it is safe to uninstall pam login.

    You must
    emerge -C pam-login
    emerge --oneshot shadow
    That will get it to where you can login safely, and you no longer need pam-login. It worked that way for me.

    I don't know if it will work on a stable install. I run testing.

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