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Emerge throws no errors, but it won't 'emerge' anyway

Postby dss2000 » Tue Aug 07, 2007 0:53

I am trying to install pidgin 2.0.2. I installed sabayon yesterday. When i open portato and search for pidgin, i select net-im/pidgin. Then i select the 2.0.2 from the combo and click 'emerge'. The built-in console shows the progress... after that, an ICONLESS pidgin appears under the "Internet" submenu in the main menu. If i click that, an error message shows up: cannot create child process, file not found

sorry for my bad english!! please help me!! :cry:
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Postby smolloy » Tue Aug 07, 2007 1:53

Maybe you could try emerging from the command-line to see if there are any error messages
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emerge -atv net-im/pidgin
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Postby dss2000 » Tue Aug 07, 2007 2:28

that had the same result: an inconless pidgin pointing to nowhere... :cry:
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Postby smolloy » Tue Aug 07, 2007 3:23

Is there anything in /var/log/emerge.log about it?
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Postby dss2000 » Tue Aug 07, 2007 3:38

thank you for your concern smolloy, i finally solved it, although not the way it should be solved. I downloaded the source code from pidgin's website, then i configured, make'd and make install'd. Afterwards, the icon appeared, and pointed to the pidgin binary. BUT!!!! it won't start (no feedback about what was the problem). So i started it from console. It was complaining about some libpurple.so.0 'file not found'. Ok so i emerged pidgin again (i knew emerging wasn't working, but maybe it was installing this libpurple.so.0 correctly) and the pidgin i manually compiled before miraclously began working. So now i have a 'frankenpidgin'... that works. :shock:

Yes. 0 points for elegance in the method. I still don't know why emerging pidgin doesn't work!!

Anyway,... thank you for your help :D
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Postby smolloy » Tue Aug 07, 2007 3:40

"Frankenpidgin" :D

Glad you got it to work.
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Postby Necoro » Tue Aug 07, 2007 5:02

@dss2000: did you set the "gtk" flag for emerging pidgin?
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Postby wolfden » Tue Aug 07, 2007 5:15

dss2000 are you using 3.4e?

if so, post your /etc/make.conf
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Postby dss2000 » Tue Aug 07, 2007 12:22

Yes i tried the gtk flag, with no luck. I'll post my etc.conf when i get home. I'm at work now 8) .
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Re: Emerge throws no errors, but it won't 'emerge' anyway

Postby graingert » Wed Sep 05, 2007 10:02

I have the same problem, I am going to try out a frakenpidgin too.
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