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From: Mark Guertin <gerk@g.o>
Subject: ppc KEYWORDS (aka why ebuilds may not be found)
Date: Tue Aug 13 12:43:02 2002
We have moved ahead to the next step of QA for the ppc Gentoo world. As some 
users may have noticed, we now have ppc KEYWORDS, meaning that if the build 
has not been tested and verified on ppc, it will not have the ppc KEYWORD set 
in it, and it will show up as a masked build. There are ways of installing 
this build, and this will tell you how.

1) you can install any pkg file by directly calling the ebuild file, 
regardless of KEYWORDS. i.e. emerge 
/usr/portage/app-editors/joe/joe-2.9.5.ebuild would install that pkg even if 
there is no ppc keyword set.

2) This will not work automagically for installing any DEPENDs of this ebuild. 
If there are also DEPENDs that are not keyworded with ppc, you will have to 
manually install them first using the method above.

3) **VERY IMPORTANT** : In order to help us ppc developers get more things 
tested and keyworded, if you do happen to use this method and the build(s) 
you installed work, please please report it either by emailing the  
gentooppc-dev@g.o list with the report of the exact build(s) you 
installed, or talking to a ppc dev in IRC, at irc.openprojects.net in 
#gentoo-ppc. The same goes for any verified non-working builds (that don't 
already have -ppc in them)

The more builds we can get tested and added , the better things wil be for 
every ppc user and there are still many untested builds, we add ppc keywords 
daily.  Thanks for everyone's help to make Gentoo PPC the best distro it can 
be.

Gerk

Replies:
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-- Stuart Jansen
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