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From: Mick <michaelkintzios@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Hard masked package
Date: Fri, 17 Jul 2009 14:30:02
1 Hi All,
3 I didn't have to do this before, so will need help to manage portage:
5 A particular package has been hard masked for removal. I would like
6 to either move it in my local portage, or even better emerge a more
7 recent version. So, I found an ebuild, modified it a bit and now I am
8 trying to emerge it, but it seems that the package.mask won't let me:
9 =========================================
10 !!! The following installed packages are masked:
11 - app-pda/plptools-0.13 (masked by: package.mask)
12 /usr/portage/profiles/package.mask:
13 # Jeremy Olexa <darkside@g.o> (30 May 2009)
14 # Masked for removal in 60 days. Doesn't build, version bump pending. Designed
15 # for really old PDA hardware (circa '90s) - will need a maintainer that has
16 # hardware. bug 227601
17 =========================================
19 I am trying to emerge v1.0.8, not 0.13 as shown above. Should the
20 above mask stop me emerging it from my local overlay? How do I allow
21 a local overlay emerge, while respecting portage's hard mask for
22 ebuilds in the main tree only?
23 --
24 Regards,
25 Mick


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Re: [gentoo-user] Hard masked package "Arttu V." <arttuv69@×××××.com>