As previously mentioned I’m in the process of reinstalling Gentoo. Things just never get any better. Apparently somewhere along the way I failed to to do a update-modules which meant I didn’t have a modules.conf file. And then somewhere else I also lost my udev.conf file. Where on earth it went I have no idea. Well I managed to fake the udev.conf with a empty file name udev.conf but I ended up having to use the modules.conf file from the liveCD just so I could boot. After doing that paludis finall told me I had something like 40+ conf files that needed updating. Why I failed to notice that before is beyond me. It makes me wonder if it even ever told me that. Does paludis even check for new conf files if it ends in error instead of success?? I have a feeling it does not and thats probably why none of those files were ever updated.
After making it through that ordeal I could finally boot and work. So I finished compiling Xorg and then went on to compile Gnome. Everything started going great until I got to libgnome. Which is where I proceeded to get an econf failed message. Discouraged I decieded to just screw Gnome I’ll go with Xfce. Sounds nice except for the fact that to eventually ended in an econf failed message. Doubly discouraged I went back just for the hell of it and tried Gnome again. This time, for who knows what reason, it made it past libgnome but failed once again with an econf error on another package. Hoping I could just do this over and over again till they both finished I tried to start the Xfce install again. I had no such luck though. Both my Gnome and Xfce installs are now both stuck with an econf error.
This all leads me to another point a tad off topic that really bothers me. The default location paludis wants to put my names cache is in one of portage’s folders, I think its /etc/portage. Well last night I hoping that maybe it was just paludis screwing up so I proceeded to re-sync portage and test it. At the end of the portage sync it proceeded to delete paludis’ cache! Whats up with that?? Something is not right there.
Enjoy the Penguins!