Top > Notes > Gentoo Linux: CATEGORY info missing from info chunk

Every few months when trying to install something on my personal Gentoo Linux server, I run into this interesting error. In the latest case, I was running 'emerge mod_php' which resulted in :-

	!!! CATEGORY info missing from info chunk, aborting...

So far, the only fix for this seems to be :-

	    rm -rf /var/tmp/portage
	    emerge mod_php

Something that might make a difference (it is too soon to tell), is to edit /etc/make.conf and ensure that the FEATURES setting does not contain "buildpkg".