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Portage Errors: sys-apps/sysvinit is blocking sys-apps/util-linux

If you encounter a block error for util-linux from sysvinit:

[blocks B      ] <sys-apps/sysvinit-2.88-r3 ("<sys-apps/sysvinit-2.88-r3" is blocking sys-apps/util-linux-2.20.1-r1)

Update both independently rather than as dependencies:

# emerge --update sysvinit util-linux

If you then encounter a block error from e2fsprogs:

[blocks B      ] <sys-fs/e2fsprogs-1.41.8 ("<sys-fs/e2fsprogs-1.41.8" is blocking sys-apps/util-linux-2.20.1-r1)
[blocks B      ] <sys-libs/e2fsprogs-libs-1.41.8 ("<sys-libs/e2fsprogs-libs-1.41.8" is blocking sys-apps/util-linux-2.20.1-r1)

Just add it to the party:

# emerge --update e2fsprogs sysvinit util-linux

Comments

James Cordell

This solved my issue. Merci

• Hamid

thank you. this helped me too!

Snorfalorpagus

Thanks. This was just what I was looking for. Portage errors are quite indecipherable to the uninitiated.

Juan Pedro

Thanks a lot for this post! ;)