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dev-lang/perl-5.8.8-r6 is masked by official portage maintainer due to
$ emerge perl -vat
These are the packages that would be merged, in reverse order:
Calculating dependencies... done!
!!! All ebuilds that could satisfy "dev-lang/perl" have been masked.
!!! One of the following masked packages is required to complete your request:
- dev-lang/perl-5.8.8-r6 (masked by: package.mask)
# Torsten Veller <firstname.lastname@example.org> (28 Jan 2009)
# Masked for testing (#249629)
For more information, see the MASKED PACKAGES section in the emerge
man page or refer to the Gentoo Handbook.
However, in the prefix portage tree, no ebuild other than the masked
one can be found.
$ ls $EPREFIX/usr/portage/dev-lang/perl
ChangeLog Manifest files metadata.xml perl-5.8.8-r6.ebuild
So nobody can emerge dev-lang/perl without unmask it by hand. Should
this be fixed?