Archive for April, 2009

Recovering from mishandling the Gentoo sys-libs/ss and sys-libs/com_err block of sys-fs/e2fsprogs

Friday, April 10th, 2009

Worst case: a new admin didn’t read my previous note correctly, and in order to “resolve” the block unmerged ss and com_err without first fetching the new packages.  What do you do now?  You can’t rsync the files over from another server, nor does scp work.  A co-worker of mine used -pv instead of -av on his –featchonly emerge and ran into this problem.  (more…)