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From: Spider <spider@g.o>
Subject: Re: Package installation
Date: Wed, 12 May 2004 21:54:06 +0200
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On Wed, 12 May 2004 21:12:37 +0200
David Renström <david.renstrom@...> wrote:

> Hi again!
> I've got another question: How do you install a package whose name
> contains dashes (-), e.g. realplayer8-r7? Or links-2 for that matter.
> I always get an error saying something about a key and that I should
> probably add an equal sign. I guess I'm missing something fundamental
> here, so please tell me how to get around this. It's very annoying!
> :-) And speaking of annoying, I'm sorry for asking about alot of stuff
> that strictly doesn't have anything to do with accessibility, but the
> list doesn't seem to be overloaded for the moment anyway.

Okay, I'll try to help here.

if you want to install an -exact- version of something, you need to tell
portage that by using the format :

emerge =name-version

here are some examples:
emerge -p xchat
[ebuild   R   ] net-irc/xchat-2.0.8-r1

emerge -p "<xchat-2" 
[ebuild  N    ] gnome-base/gnome-panel-1.4.2-r2
[ebuild  N    ] net-irc/xchat-1.8.11-r1

emerge -p "=xchat-1.8.11" 
[ebuild  N    ] gnome-base/gnome-panel-1.4.2-r2
[ebuild  N    ] net-irc/xchat-1.8.11

emerge -p "=xchat-2.0.6-r1"  
[ebuild     UD] net-irc/xchat-2.0.6-r1 [2.0.8-r1]

Do theese examples make it clearer?


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