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From: Robert Buchholz <rbu@g.o>
Subject: Re: Security project meeting summary
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2008 21:04:14 +0200
On Tuesday 22 July 2008, Paige Thompson wrote:
> misfit[1004]:~% sudo emerge -uva nethack
> Password:
>
> These are the packages that would be merged, in order:
>
> Calculating dependencies |
> !!! All ebuilds that could satisfy "games-roguelike/nethack" have
> been masked.
> !!! One of the following masked packages is required to complete your
> request:
> - games-roguelike/nethack-3.4.3-r1 (masked by: package.mask)
> /usr/portage/profiles/package.mask:
> # Tavis Ormandy <taviso@g.o> (21 Mar 2006)
> # masked pending unresolved security issues #125902
>
>
> For more information, see MASKED PACKAGES section in the emerge man
> page or refer to the Gentoo Handbook.

Sorry, I do not understand the point you are trying to make. Nethack has 
an unresolved security bug, and if you want to install it anyway, put 
it in your /etc/portage/package.unmask  -- as described in
"man emerge". I do not see the gain by setting up a system that would 
completely ignore *all* security-related package masks.


Robert
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Security project meeting - Monday, 2008-07-14, 19:00 UTC
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Re: Security project meeting summary
-- Robert Buchholz
Re: Security project meeting summary
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