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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 3:40 pm    Post subject: The 'network-cron' USE flag is gone Reply with quote

After updating package "sys-apps/pciutils-3.2.0" I got this message :

* The 'network-cron' USE flag is gone; if you want a more up-to-date
* pci.ids file, you should use sys-apps/hwids-99999999 (live ebuild).

I searched on the net but it's not clear for me. What I have to do? Adding "sys-apps/hwids-99999999" in "/etc/portage/package.use" ?

Thanks a lot.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

/etc/portage/package.unmask
=sys-apps/hwids-99999999

/etc/portage/package.accept_keywords
sys-apps/hwids **
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks eyoung100,

so if I understand well, your first instruction tell Gentoo to unmask the sys-apps/hwids-99999999 package.

The second instruction tell gentoo that the package is always visible.

Quote:
* package is visible if it is stable on any architecture
~* package is visible if it is in testing on any architecture
** package is always visible (KEYWORDS are ignored completely)

http://www.calculate-linux.org/main/en/portage

So now I realize that the original message is an instruction to use an another branch of the package if needed. My previous version was certainly < 3.1.10 I guess, and supported a "network-cron" use flag.
http://sources.gentoo.org/cgi-bin/viewvc.cgi/gentoo-x86/sys-apps/pciutils/pciutils-3.1.10.ebuild?view=markup line 78

Ouch, a decoder is need 8O The message should be more clear. This is particularly confusing as there was no "network-cron" use flag in my "/etc/portage/package.use".

Correct me if I said something wrong, regards.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Double Asterisks are used because live packages(9999) are never keyworded, and packages that have no keywords are masked by default. Keeps people that don't know what they are doing from doing damage, much like the quote states.

Re: Message< 3.1.10 had network cron >3.1.10 had it removed, but in case you want bleeding edge pcid's, you'll get them:

Quote:
if you want a more up-to-date elog pci.ids file, you should use sys-apps/hwids-99999999 (live ebuild).


This warning was not telling you how to reenable network-cron as all versions > 3.1.10 have it removed...
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