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gentuse
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2007 3:19 am    Post subject: Asterisk > 1.4 masked in /usr/portage/profiles/package.ma Reply with quote

cardoe@gentoo.org masked asterisk >1.4.0 with the following entry a few days ago:

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# Doug Goldstein <cardoe@gentoo.org> (10 Oct 2007)
# the Asterisk is coming! the Asterisk is coming!
>=net-misc/zaptel-1.4.0
>=net-misc/asterisk-1.4.0


Portage has only up to 1.2.21.1. The layman overlay voip has up to version 1.4.12.1, and all of the 1.4 version in that overlay are masked.

Why are higher version numbers masked in /usr/portage/profiles/package.mask? What's the purpose of this file? I have the appropriate keywords in /etc/portage/package.keywords, yet I still can't emerge the version I want (from the overlay).
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desultory
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2007 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

gentuse wrote:
Why are higher version numbers masked in /usr/portage/profiles/package.mask?
While the comment accompanying the mask is indicative though not particularly explicit, the commit message is quite unambiguous.
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mask asterisk 1.4 as it gets migrated to the tree

gentuse wrote:
What's the purpose of this file?
As you have noticed, it can be used to prevent the installation of certain packages, unless appropriate countermeasures are used.
gentuse wrote:
I have the appropriate keywords in /etc/portage/package.keywords, yet I still can't emerge the version I want (from the overlay).
The corresponding file to unmask packages is /etc/portage/package.unmask.
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