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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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