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From: Steve Dibb <beandog@g.o>
Subject: splitting up package.mask
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2008 20:59:41 -0600
Hey guys,

I have an idea I'd like to run by the QA team.

For a user's portage preferences, we can have /etc/package.mask be a 
file or a directory of files (package.mask/*) that will cumulatively 
create the same effect.

Because package.mask in CVS for profiles is so huge, I think it might 
help it to get organized if we split it up a bit.

halcyon had a good idea for the scheme: testing, broken, removal.  That 
seems to sum up the main 3 reason that a package would be masked.

Right now there are 679 entries in package.mask.  The reason I came up 
with the idea was to find a way to make it easier for treecleaners to 
quickly see which ones they were working on.

I'd like to take the discussion to -dev but wanted to get QA's thoughts 
first.  I haven't looked into whether or not this is technically 
feasible at all.


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