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Gentoo Prefix Errors: Aborting due to QA concerns: there are files installed outside the prefix

Just like it sounds, the package you are trying to emerge is attempting to write files outside of your prefix. Depending on the situation it may be that there is no fix, but it is possible that upgrading eselect or portage and re-syncing the portage tree will solve the problem - as was the case for me this morning when attempting to emerge -e system with the distributed portage snapshot:

>>> Completed installing ncurses-5.9-r02.1 into /Users/karma/gentoo/var/tmp/portage/sys-libs/ncurses-5.9-r02.1/image/

ecompressdir: bzip2 -9 /usr/share/man
 * QA Notice: the following files are outside of the prefix:
 * /usr
 * /usr/lib
 * /usr/lib/pkgconfig
 * /usr/lib/pkgconfig/form.pc
 * /usr/lib/pkgconfig/formw.pc
 * /usr/lib/pkgconfig/menu.pc
 * /usr/lib/pkgconfig/menuw.pc
 * /usr/lib/pkgconfig/ncurses++.pc
 * /usr/lib/pkgconfig/ncurses++w.pc
 * /usr/lib/pkgconfig/ncurses.pc
 * /usr/lib/pkgconfig/ncursesw.pc
 * /usr/lib/pkgconfig/panel.pc
 * /usr/lib/pkgconfig/panelw.pc
 * ERROR: sys-libs/ncurses-5.9-r02.1 failed:
 *   Aborting due to QA concerns: there are files installed outside the prefix
 * 
 * Call stack:
 *   misc-functions.sh, line 1877:  Called install_qa_check
 *   misc-functions.sh, line  253:  Called install_qa_check_prefix
 *   misc-functions.sh, line  900:  Called die
 * The specific snippet of code:
 *   			die 

 * 
 * If you need support, post the output of `emerge --info '=sys-libs/ncurses-5.9-r02.1'`,
 * the complete build log and the output of `emerge -pqv '=sys-libs/ncurses-5.9-r02.1'`.
 * The complete build log is located at '/Users/karma/gentoo/var/tmp/portage/sys-libs/ncurses-5.9-r02.1/temp/build.log'.
 * The ebuild environment file is located at '/Users/karma/gentoo/var/tmp/portage/sys-libs/ncurses-5.9-r02.1/temp/environment'.
 * Working directory: '/Users/karma/gentoo/var/tmp/portage/sys-libs/ncurses-5.9-r02.1/image'
 * S: '/Users/karma/gentoo/var/tmp/portage/sys-libs/ncurses-5.9-r02.1/work/ncurses-5.9'
!!! post install failed; exiting.

>>> Failed to emerge sys-libs/ncurses-5.9-r02.1, Log file:

>>>  '/Users/karma/gentoo/var/tmp/portage/sys-libs/ncurses-5.9-r02.1/temp/build.log'

 * Messages for package sys-libs/ncurses-5.9-r02.1:

 * ERROR: sys-libs/ncurses-5.9-r02.1 failed:
 *   Aborting due to QA concerns: there are files installed outside the prefix
 * 
 * Call stack:
 *   misc-functions.sh, line 1877:  Called install_qa_check
 *   misc-functions.sh, line  253:  Called install_qa_check_prefix
 *   misc-functions.sh, line  900:  Called die
 * The specific snippet of code:
 *   			die "Aborting due to QA concerns: there are files installed outside the prefix"
 * 
 * If you need support, post the output of `emerge --info '=sys-libs/ncurses-5.9-r02.1'`,
 * the complete build log and the output of `emerge -pqv '=sys-libs/ncurses-5.9-r02.1'`.
 * The complete build log is located at '/Users/karma/gentoo/var/tmp/portage/sys-libs/ncurses-5.9-r02.1/temp/build.log'.
 * The ebuild environment file is located at '/Users/karma/gentoo/var/tmp/portage/sys-libs/ncurses-5.9-r02.1/temp/environment'.
 * Working directory: '/Users/karma/gentoo/var/tmp/portage/sys-libs/ncurses-5.9-r02.1/image'
 * S: '/Users/karma/gentoo/var/tmp/portage/sys-libs/ncurses-5.9-r02.1/work/ncurses-5.9'

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