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I'm sending this question here because media-libs/ploticus is not masked
The whole story:
Since I need this package I unmasked it several months ago by:
echo media-libs/ploticus >>/etc/portage/package.unmask
Then I emerged it w/o problem and currently I have
media-libs/ploticus-2.32 installed. Yesterday (after a scheduled daily
sync) portage started to complain like this:
emerge -DuN world -pv
!!! Ebuilds for the following packages are either all
!!! masked or don't exist:
emerge -pv media-libs/ploticus
!!! All ebuilds that could satisfy "media-libs/ploticus" have been masked.
!!! One of the following masked packages is required to complete your
- media-libs/ploticus-2.33 (masked by: missing keyword)
- media-libs/ploticus-2.32 (masked by: missing keyword)
Following "http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/gentoo-amd64-faq.xml#keyword" I did:
echo "media-libs/ploticus ~* *" >> /etc/portage/package.keywords
..but the result is the same.
What should I do in order make portage stop complaining?
1) I'm fine with the currently installed version of ploticus and I don't
care about the version, since I use the most basic functionality which I
expect is included in all the versions.
According to the x86 handbook "missing keyword" means the package isn't
tested and that's why it is masked. In order to get it unmasked one
should send a request to the testing team or test it for them and report
the results. Well, no one can test the package because he/she can't
install it in the first place because the package is masked.
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