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jagdpanther
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:42 pm    Post subject: all VMware packages masked Reply with quote

Two days ago I added the vmware overlay via layman to my system. I have vmware-player up and running. (I prefer virtualbox but virtualbox does not work with Netapp's Simulate OnTap 9.)

Today ALL of the vmware packages are masked. The following comment is from emerge:
Code:
!!! The following installed packages are masked:
- app-emulation/vmware-tools-10.1.6.5214329::vmware (masked by: package.mask)
/usr/portage/profiles/package.mask:
# Thomas Deutschmann <whissi@gentoo.org> (17 Jun 2017)
# Unmaintained in Gentoo repository; Multiple vulnerabilities
# People using VMware in Gentoo should switch to Gentoo's VMware overlay


Where is this Gentoo VMware overlay? I typically don't use overlays and the two that I do, vmware and steam, are installed via layman.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you installed vmware overlay with layman you can force to install this package with ::vmware. Example
Code:
# emerge app-emulation/vmware-player::vmware

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

gentoo overlay is just the main gentoo-repo.

last i tried the gentoo-repo vmware packages wanted to install a lot of gnome dependencies
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This line:
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- app-emulation/vmware-tools-10.1.6.5214329::vmware (masked by: package.mask)


shows that you're already using Gentoo's VMware overlay, the one the mask wants you to switch to. I have exactly the same issue on my system.

A bug report for an overly-broad mask was filed almost immediately by someone else:

https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=622030

As the dev that added the mask isn't responsible for vmware, and the bug got bounced to the vmware devs, I don't expect a quick resolution (even though the fix is simply to add '::gentoo' to the four vmware package atoms in the package.mask file).

To make the warning go away on your system, add:
Code:

=app-emulation/vmware-workstation-12.5.6.5528349::vmware
=app-emulation/vmware-player-12.5.6.5528349::vmware
=app-emulation/vmware-modules-308.5.6::vmware
=app-emulation/vmware-tools-10.1.6.5214329::vmware


to /etc/portage/package.unmask.
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