Gentoo Forums
Gentoo Forums
Gentoo Forums
Quick Search: in
how to user mask xorg 7
View unanswered posts
View posts from last 24 hours

 
Reply to topic    Gentoo Forums Forum Index Gentoo on Sparc
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
simon_6162
n00b
n00b


Joined: 07 Jul 2005
Posts: 8

PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 2:08 pm    Post subject: how to user mask xorg 7 Reply with quote

Hi all,

I usually keep my system fairly up to date by doing the following
emerge --sync
emerge --deep --update world

However I don't want to change to xorg 7 as my computer would be down for a week recompileing everything.

Is there a way to run "emerge --deep --update world" and exclude xorg7. I was thinking there must be a way of user masking packages, but I can't find it in the man pages.

Thanks

Simon
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
phajdan.jr
Developer
Developer


Joined: 23 Mar 2006
Posts: 1764
Location: Poland

PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hint: read man portage and search for "package.mask". You should mask xorg-x11 version 7 and up.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
simon_6162
n00b
n00b


Joined: 07 Jul 2005
Posts: 8

PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the quick reply that did the trick.

Simon
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
gust4voz
Retired Dev
Retired Dev


Joined: 09 Sep 2003
Posts: 373
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina

PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a headsup, xorg < 7 is no longer supported, that means security bugs and it'll be removed from portage soon.
Also since xorg 7 is modular future security updates mean just a smaller part is upgraded, not the whole monolithic beast.
_________________
Gustavo Zacarias
Gentoo/SPARC monkey
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
simon_6162
n00b
n00b


Joined: 07 Jul 2005
Posts: 8

PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the warning, I will upgrade it as soon as I can.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Gentoo Forums Forum Index Gentoo on Sparc All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum