is there anything I can do about this? I am trying to update the Portage database using:
This ended with an error today a few times:
Also this does not help, although there was one successful run:
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sent 183 bytes received 3140977 bytes 35898.97 bytes/sec total size is 172518704 speedup is 54.92 rsync warning: some files vanished before they could be transferred (code 24) at main.c(1388) [generator=2.6.9] !!! Rsync has not successfully finished. It is recommended that you keep !!! trying or that you use the 'emerge-webrsync' option if you are unable !!! to use rsync due to firewall or other restrictions. This should be a !!! temporary problem unless complications exist with your network !!! (and possibly your system's filesystem) configuration.
Thanks for any hints,
PS. I went to the Gentoo forum and found some hints.
rm -rf /usr/portage/*
This solved my problem.
However, there was still a reference to a make.conf file in /etc/make.conf pointing to /usr/portage/local/layman...,
after I removed the line from /etc/make.conf emerge --sync went brilliantly without any errors.
No I am compiling my new Thunderbird.