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i tried to install Gentoo through 2006.1 "amd64-minimal-install-CD". i downloded & installed "Stage3-tarball" without any trouble. when i did: "tar -xvjf --latest-portage-tarball-here-- -C /usr" it threw 1000s of messages like ...
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    Portage tarball install trouble


    i tried to install Gentoo through 2006.1 "amd64-minimal-install-CD". i downloded & installed "Stage3-tarball" without any trouble. when i did:

    "tar -xvjf --latest-portage-tarball-here-- -C /usr"

    it threw 1000s of messages like this:

    "CAN NOT OPEN FILE: no such file or directory"

    MD5SUMs are fine, what could be wrong?

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    Make sure you are in the directory /mnt/gentoo/ when you download and try to extract the file. Make sure you type out the full path names when extracting the portage tarball.

    If you downloaded the latest portage tarball, then you can copy and paste the command from the handbook:
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    tar xvjf /mnt/gentoo/portage-latest.tar.bz2 -C /mnt/gentoo/usr/
    Other than that, I don't know.

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    You don't take it literal, replace --latest-portage-tarball-here with the real file name!
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    Actually, the tarball is called "portage-latest.tar.bz2", and that is what the handbook calls it. If that is the one he downloaded, then he can literally cut and paste from the handbook.

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    But you still need to change --latest-portage-tarball-here-- to portage-latest.tar.bz2

    I was referring to the first post not yours, I should use quotes more often
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    issues fixed ??

    anyways guys ...


    im a gentoo newbie ... (well since this morning :P) and had the same problem as our friend ....

    finally resolved it replacing :

    #tar xvjf /mnt/gentoo/portage-latest.tar.bz2 -C /mnt/gentoo/usr


    by:

    #tar xvjf /portage-latest.tar.bz2 -C /mnt/gentoo/usr

    my guess is that i had already changed directory to /mnt/gentoo

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    Quote Originally Posted by tobie.lepine
    anyways guys ...


    im a gentoo newbie ... (well since this morning :P) and had the same problem as our friend ....

    finally resolved it replacing :

    #tar xvjf /mnt/gentoo/portage-latest.tar.bz2 -C /mnt/gentoo/usr


    by:

    #tar xvjf /portage-latest.tar.bz2 -C /mnt/gentoo/usr

    my guess is that i had already changed directory to /mnt/gentoo
    yes, the trouble with me was:

    # cd /mnt/gentoo
    #tar xvjf portage-latest.tar.bz2 -C /usr

    that will try to write the CD, not the mount point (which is /mnt/gentoo, my hard-disk)

    so i changed it to:

    # cd /mnt/gentoo
    #tar xvjf portage-latest.tar.bz2 -C usr/

    just changed to one slash after

    BTW, Gentoo handbook says "cd /mnt/gentoo" & you are downloading the tarball into your "root" directory which is CD. dont do that, do this:

    # cd /mnt/gentoo
    #tar xvjf portage-latest.tar.bz2 -C usr/

    or this:

    # cd /mnt/gentoo
    #tar xvjf /mnt/gentoo/portage-latest.tar.bz2 -C /mnt/gentoo/usr

    which are same, of course

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