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On Tue, 2004-12-07 at 21:44 -0600, Lindsay Haisley wrote:
> Portage may not be smart enough to work around selective use of unstable
> packages. e.g., I've had to use lm-sensors-2.8.8 (masked with ~x86) to get
> the package working, and have had to add a line to /etc/portage/package.mask
> to keep 'emerge -u world' from downgrading the package. If I set
> ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="~x86" then portage wants to upgrade _everything_ to
> unstable. Not good! So with "<sys-apps/lm-sensors-2.8.8" in package.mask,
> I get the following:
Delete lm-sensors from package.mask and add it to package.keywords as
This will make portage always install the ~x86 version of the package.
> Quite frankly, I liked the -U ebuild option, which solves the problem, but
> apparently -U is going to go away.
Correct. It is superseded by package.keywords usage. We don't remove
functionality without having a good reason. The -U option was really
ugly and didn't work well with dependencies. The package.keywords route
works perfectly and is the way we will be supporting in the future.
> I know this is all rather OT for this list, but I appreciate the knowledge
> and advice!
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