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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 11:22 am    Post subject: what does the 'masked by ~x86 keyword mean?' Reply with quote

what does the 'masked by ~x86 keyword mean?' How do i remove it (except by adding it to /etc/portage/package.keywords)
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

~x86 (or any other ~ARCH) means this is a "testing" package. It takes some time for a new version of a software to get "stable" (x86), which means there have to be no stability or security issues for some time. If you need this package NOW, add "=package_name-version_number ~x86" to your /etc/portage/package.keywords. If you dont need it now, wait for the package version to stabilize.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hallo!

It means that this package is masked for the x86 architecture.

Check here and there for more information.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Portage & Programming to Duplicate Threads, please see this FAQ: GF5: What are masked packages?.
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