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    question on portage update


    Now THIS is what a linux distro is supposed to be...had almost given up on linux until I tried Yoper...Looks like I might keep this one around.

    I received this message after a sync in bash. Would someone help me with it. I have no idea what to do next:

    An update to portage is available. It is _highly_ recommended
    * that you update portage now, before any other packages are updated.
    * Please do so and then update ALL of your configuration files.

    root@yos helios # /usr/portage/profiles/updates/3Q-2004
    bash: /usr/portage/profiles/updates/3Q-2004: Permission denied
    root@yos helios # update portage
    bash: update: command not found
    root@yos helios # apt-get update portage
    E: Sources list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/portage.list doesn't exist
    root@yos helios #

    You can see I made some clumsy attempts at doing it but obviously it didnt work. thank you for your help. I will return the favors as soon as I am able to learn this distro and be of some help.

    helios

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    emerge portage

    ---or----


    emerge -Uvd
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    thank you, but what would this message be?

    the command line never ceases to amaze me...I have been hacking around with linux for 5 months but only the main players like mandrake, xandros, fc2, etc...never touched gentoo. I ran your "emerge portage" command and stuff screamed by for 30 minutes, and ended in this message at the end

    !!! ERROR: sys-apps/cronbase-0.3.1 failed.
    !!! Function keepdir, Line 270, Exitcode 1
    !!! Failed to create .keep in /var/tmp/portage/cronbase-0.3.1/image///var/spool/cron

    Do I need to do anything about this?

    thanx

    helios

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    well, portage was made for gentoo, not Yoper, if you want to isntall w/ an automated package system in Yoper, i would recommend apt-get in all honesty you really have to put ALOT into your make.conf to truly feel the power of the tweak.
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    I've never used yoper, but emerge -uvD would be strongly advised over -Uvd, as -U horribly breaks portage (in Gentoo).
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    ooo crappers, my mistake, i capitalized the wrong letter...(sorry )
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    portage is experimental and right now out-of-date. We may be getting it going again soon, really depends on how much users want it and who we can find on the dev team that's capable.

    apt-gettinmg yoper rpm's or source installing are your best bets, though you can try many other methods including installpkg, alien converting rpm's to debs, or using non-optimized rpm's from other distros. Some of these methods have the potential to break Yoper's apt.

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