I'm new to Gentoo though I've tried a few other variations of linux (Fedora Core 3, Mandrake 10.1, Debian,...) and I'm having a problem updating it.
I use a variation of Gentoo called Vidalinux, which uses a GUI program called porthole (might be universal with Gentoo, but I'm really not sure) to update through portage.
When updating Vidalinux using the new profile (2005.0) I get a couple of dependency problems (with different files that are updating) all pointing to "<www-client/mozilla-firefox-1.0-r3" as the problem.
The error within porthole says (in this case regarding app-text/ghostscript):
I then followed it's instructions and typed, within the terminal as root, the following:Code:
*** emerge -u --nospinner app-text/ghostscript ***
!!! Error: the <www-client/mozilla-firefox-1.0-r3 package conflicts with another package.
!!! both can't be installed on the same system together.
!!! Please use 'emerge --pretend' to determine blockers.
and it gave me the following output:Code:
emerge --pretend -u --nospinner app-text/ghostscript
with the first line after "Calculating dependencies ...done!" in red text.Code:
These are the packages that I would merge, in order:
Calculating dependencies ...done!
[blocks B ] <www-client/mozilla-firefox-1.0-r3 (is blocking media-libs/freet ype-2.1.9-r1)
[ebuild N ] app-crypt/hashalot-0.3
[ebuild U ] sys-apps/util-linux-2.12i-r1 [2.12-r4]
[ebuild U ] media-libs/libpng-1.2.8 [1.2.7]
[ebuild U ] sys-devel/libtool-1.5.16 [1.5.2-r5]
[ebuild U ] media-libs/freetype-2.1.9-r1 [2.1.5-r1]
[ebuild U ] x11-misc/ttmkfdir-3.0.9-r3 [3.0.9-r2]
[ebuild U ] dev-libs/expat-1.95.8 [1.95.7]
[ebuild U ] app-arch/bzip2-1.0.3 [1.0.2-r3]
[ebuild U ] x11-base/opengl-update-2.2.1 [1.8.2]
[ebuild U ] x11-base/xorg-x11-6.8.2-r1 [6.8.0-r3]
[ebuild U ] app-arch/cpio-2.6-r3 [2.5]
[ebuild U ] sys-apps/diffutils-2.8.7-r1 [2.8.4-r4]
[ebuild U ] dev-libs/openssl-0.9.7e-r1 [0.9.7d-r1]
[ebuild U ] dev-lang/python-2.3.5 [2.3.4]
[ebuild U ] sys-apps/file-4.12 [4.10]
[ebuild N ] app-arch/rpm2targz-9.0-r2
[ebuild U ] sys-apps/utempter-0.5.5.5-r1 [0.5.5.5]
[ebuild U ] x11-terms/xterm-200-r2 
[ebuild U ] media-libs/tiff-3.7.2 [3.7.0]
[ebuild U ] dev-libs/glib-2.6.3 [2.4.7]
[ebuild U ] dev-libs/atk-1.9.1 [1.8.0]
[ebuild U ] x11-libs/pango-1.8.1 [1.6.0]
[ebuild U ] dev-libs/libxml2-2.6.17 [2.6.15-r1]
[ebuild U ] x11-misc/shared-mime-info-0.16 [0.14]
[ebuild U ] x11-libs/gtk+-2.6.7 [2.4.9-r1]
[ebuild U ] net-print/cups-1.1.23-r1 [1.1.20-r5]
[ebuild U ] app-text/ghostscript-7.07.1-r8 [7.07.1-r7]
Can someone help me fix this? Last time I updated (before I reintalled), one of the packages that gave me this error was Gnome and after I rebooted I couldn't go past the login screen...so I resorted to reinstalling as I'm still learning and am not too confident about trying to fix something like that.
I would greatly appreciate any help I can get. Overall, I'm very happy with Gentoo...it's just that this one problem is stopping me from doing much (atleast in regards to updates).