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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2006 8:30 pm    Post subject: How to install specific ebuild of firefox? Reply with quote

I tried emerge fireifox 1.5.0.3, but when I do emerge mozilla-firefox, it wants to install 1.0.8. I tried emerge mozilla-firefox-1.5.0.3, but that reported an error:

emerge mozilla-firefox-1.5.0.3
Calculating dependencies

!!! 'mozilla-firefox-1.5.0.3' is not a valid package atom.
!!! Please check ebuild(5) for full details.
!!! (Did you specify a version but forget to prefix with '='?)
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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2006 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The version of firefox you are trying to emerge in masked by the ~x86 keyword, meaning it is still considered unstable. If you want this latest version of firefox, add the line
Code:
www-client/mozilla-firefox ~x86

to your /etc/portage/package.keywords. Also, I would advise you to read the Gentoo System Documentation (http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/index.xml?catid=gentoo), especially the Portage section.
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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2006 9:25 pm    Post subject: Re: How to install specific ebuild of firefox? Reply with quote

dont try:
emerge mozilla-firefox-1.5.0.3

but use:
emerge =mozilla-firefox-1.5.0.3

the "=" is important for version numbering.
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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2006 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The package.keywords thing seems a bit dodgy, I can't get it to successfully unmask packages all the time.

When that happens, I just move to the directory in /usr/portage and emerge the ebuild directly.

Mind you, I rarely install unstable or beta packages.
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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2006 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

runningwithscissors wrote:
The package.keywords thing seems a bit dodgy, I can't get it to successfully unmask packages all the time.

It works perfectly, but maybe you expect it to do more than it's supposed to do. It works for packages that are masked by keyword. If they are hard-masked you need to use package.unmask.
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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2006 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The whole portage thing with its use flags and the package.* files is THE reason for using Gentoo. If you don't know how it works exactly, it is surely worth to have a look into it.
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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2006 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Installing Gentoo to Duplicate Threads.
Essentially asked and answered before here.
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