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* Samuli Suominen <email@example.com> (10 Apr 2010):
> These might be valid ones to force downgrades etc., so take this message
> only as a friendly reminder that these entries are in main package.mask
> file and don't effect on any packages that's in portage right now:
Later that day:
19:13 <@tove> hm, i added the dev-perl masks because it's the only way to
warn users who still have the package
installed. portage ignores installed but unavailable packages
19:18 <@ssuominen> tove: that's fine, no hurry to remove them
In Jul 2010 the mask was removed:
I wonder, does scarabeus know what he is doing? Is half a year long
enough? Shouldn't I mask it at all? Why do I add my name to the mask if
i am not even asked before my masks are removed?
In April i joined #g-portage to ask for a warning if non-available
packages are installed. I didn't file a bug and i don't know if
anything was actually changed in portage.