Gavin Seddon posted <1134386969.11073.6.camel@linuxstation
below, on Mon, 12 Dec 2005 11:29:29 +0000:
> I had found this
> A better question would have been,
> 'how do I find the full package name for 'emerge ='?
do an emerge --pretend, and get the category off of that?
BTW, while the emerge =pkg-name-version-release thing works, it's only a
rough hack, not suitable for anything more than temporary use, because the
moment you try to run an emerge --update --deep world (or without the
deep, if it's something in your world file), it'll want to replace your
very carefully selected version with the latest version matching your
keyword (~amd64 or amd64).
Adding the appropriate packages to either package.mask/package.unmask, as
desired, or if you simply want to toggle between ~arch and stable, adding
the package (without version) and desired keyword to package.keyword,
avoids the problem of having portage continually want to remerge a
different version than what you want.
Again, read the handbook, particularly the Working with Gentoo and Working
with Portage sections (you can skip some of the developer stuff if you
want). Too many folks read /only/ the install portion, and then
wonder why "Working with Gentoo" and "Working with Portage" are so hard
for them! (I actually read those sections at least twice, once when I was
still researching whether I wanted to switch to Gentoo and what it would
entail, so I had a decent grasp of how managing it was going to be
different than managing my then Mandrake system, even if I didn't
understand everything I was reading because I couldn't actually try it,
then again, once I actually had Gentoo up and running, and could actually
try things on a running system to see how they worked.)
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