sys-fs/e2fsprogs blocking emerge

Written by Peter Davies on .

This is more a reminder for me when updating/creating Gentoo VMware servers using the amd64 template. After logging in and configuring the VM, run:

emerge --sync
emerge portage
emerge -up world

It will crop-up a lovely blocking error relating to the e2fsprogs, com_err and ss. Running the following solves the issue:

emerge -f e2fsprogs e2fsprogs-libs
emerge -C com_err ss e2fsprogs
emerge -1 e2fsprogs

Takes a couple of minutes though during the last emerge compilation. And now your free to carry on as usual - great!

emerge -up system