Many thanks for your quick response.
Before I comment on the problem in hand I think I should mention that I have been using various flavours of Linux for more than five years; starting with Mandrake, followed by Debian and latterly Fedora. For 99% of the time I have used GUI. So far as the command line is concerned I am very much a newbie, having avoided it, hence the posting of this query under the newbie category.
My kit is as follows:-
Intel Core 2 Duo E7300 (2.66 Hz, 1066MHz, 3MB)
Memory Dual Channel 3GB
Hard Drive 555GB serial ATA non Raid (7200 Rpm)
Video card 128 MB ATI Radeon HD 2400 Pro
This is the first time I have become acquainted with Sabayon having installed it at the beginning of this week.
To amplify the problem I have been faced with, it started when a desktop message stated that there were some 1,700 upgrades to be done, most if not all relating to Sulfur. Being thus advised I did so.
However, during that process it stalled and aborted. This was because a particular file it tried to automatically download from some 78 different mirrors could not continue. This appeared to cause some damage to Entropy. I found out that there was a bug and a report has been filed.
I decided to do as I was instructed and look at the Entropy web site. There it says (page 5) that Sulfur will no longer exist and is being replaced by Rigo.
On a general Google search a contributor said he had deleted Sulfur with no adverse problems. So it seemed to me to do likewise. I therefore decided to grasp the nettle of the Command Line (which I have previously ignored ) and do as suggested and remove Sulfur in accordance with the procedure shown on page 4 of the Entropy web site. That is “# equo remove sulfur –ask” which seemed to do the trick.
The error message when trying to launch Entropy is “There was an error launching the application. Details: Failed to execute child process "sulfur" (No such file or directory)”
Hence my posting of the problem on this forum.
As a consequence Entropy has disappeared from my Desktop and the small left sided Entropy icon is just a pale blue rectangle.
Before I received your response I entered the “Menu” desktop icon, as part of my investigating this new system, and a couple of the options were unticked so I ticked them. An immediate response resulted as a message which said:-
“your system currently has an outdated version of sys-apps/entropy installed, the latest available version is 161. It is recommended that you upgrade to the latest before updating any other packages”. Load package manager.
This I presume I am unable to do, at least as I cannot access Entropy anyway.
I now return to your helpful response. In doing so however I have now idea how to start the process you suggest bearing in mind my almost total lack of Command Line experience.
Please will you therefore be kind enough to provide explicit instructions commencing after $su – PW #