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From: Qiangning Hong <hongqn@...>
Subject: perl is masked
Date: Sun, 3 May 2009 11:14:35 +0800
dev-lang/perl-5.8.8-r6 is masked by official portage maintainer due to
security issues.
$ 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 <tove@g.o> (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?

Qiangning Hong

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