I accidentally deleted my binutils and tried to install it as a binary package.
emerge is always complaining that there is no package by that name.
I downloaded the packages from here and simply copied it into
/usr/portage/packages (and later also in distfiles).
After that I did
chown portage:portage and tried to install the package:
sudo emerge --ask --usepkgonly binutils-2.24-r3.tbz2
it tells me to adjust
PKGDIR, but it is already set to
After that I tried this:
sudo emerge --ask --usepkgonly =binutils-2.24-r3
which tells me:
emerge: there are no binary packages to satisfy "=binutils-2.24-r3".
I don't know where my mistake is; it's written correctly and has the right permissions and is in the right location.... (
make.conf locations are all default).
The last post on this Stack Overflow question didn't help either.
I just found what appears to be a solution: Fatal mistake: Uninstalled sys-devel/binutils - emerge don't work anymore (didn't see it before); however, it doesn't try to solve the problem using binary packages, so it doesn't answer this question