The situation is strange to begin with. A while back I was RARing a whole bunch of media for my roommate, watching a video, making 2 apps, compiling my project for school, and surfing a good 5 sites at once. Needless to say, my machine was occupied. Suddenly everything was black. Crap. Power outage. When it got back on I tried to boot into linux and was met with a bunch of errors when XFS auto self-checked. It couldn't mount as a result and I got a kernel panic. Ah well...fixable with the right tools. So I booted into windows to finish my project and resume my work. I was busy in a bad way that week so I didn't get around to fixing it. About half way through the week I tried starting linux to see the exact errors I was getting, and the same problem was still there. Then Saturday comes. I wake up around 10:30 feeling like whatever the hell was on my shirt from the night before, and figure it's a good time to fix linux. So I get all the XFS fixing utilities ready, have my bootdisk, and figure I'd better give it one last startup to see if I can't pinpoint exactly what's wrong. Linux starts up. Apparently the filesystem healed itself. Goes through the check without issue. Strange, no? Ah well..far be it for me to complain.
Yes, the filesystem healed itself, but apparently not without scar tissue. I'm running Gentoo, and every single time I try to emerge ANYTHING...be it installing, pretending, upgrading....I get this:
So unless anyone can provide some insight as to what's wrong, it's my belief that emerge, or perhaps portage itself, is hosed. No problem. I'll just replace it. If only I could find it. Does anyone know where I can find it? I REALLY hope it's not built into gentoo, cause I don't want to have to reinstall just for portage, but if it comes to that I will. I like my portage
root@boxeroo conor # emerge --update kde
Calculating dependencies !!! Name error in : category or package part missing.
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/emerge", line 1220, in ?
File "/usr/lib/python2.2/site-packages/portage.py", line 2094, in dep_bestmatch
File "/usr/lib/python2.2/site-packages/portage.py", line 2077, in dep_pkgcat
File "/usr/lib/python2.2/site-packages/portage.py", line 1893, in hasnode
File "/usr/lib/python2.2/site-packages/portage.py", line 1842, in resolve_key
File "/usr/lib/python2.2/site-packages/portage.py", line 1801, in load
File "/usr/lib/python2.2/site-packages/portage.py", line 2498, in populate
File "/usr/lib/python2.2/site-packages/portage.py", line 2506, in domask
File "/usr/lib/python2.2/site-packages/portage.py", line 1813, in zap
TypeError: unsubscriptable object
root@boxeroo conor #
So can anyone point me in the right direction here?