Thursday, Debtember 11, 2003
Installation, Part II
I spent the day installing Gentoo on the second server, and while the instructions
are fairly clear, it certainly helped that Mark walked me through an
installation earlier in the week. The only hitch happened when I was trying
emerge Vixie Cron which failed with an
ever so helpful message “could not resolve dependencies.” No about of
bumping up the verbosity and debugging levels would reveal the actual
problem, yet every other package I emerged did so without error.
I ended up asking Mark for help, seeing how he has a bit
more experience with Gentoo than I do. Turns out that in the four days
between installs, the Vixie Cron package was renamed from
sys-apps/vixie-cron and the
installation guide had yet to be updated (and it certainly would have helped
had the error message said something like “such-n-such package does not
exist. Please hang up and try your call again!”).
Update on Tuesday, December 16th
It seems that in the time since I did the install (can't say “since this was written” since this is actually being written on Tuesday, December 16th at about 4am) that the documentation has been updated.