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Bug 230485 - emerge does not consider a stable package version if an overlay has the same version, but not marked stable
Summary: emerge does not consider a stable package version if an overlay has the same ...
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 185377
Alias: None
Product: Portage Development
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Core (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Portage team
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-07-02 09:09 UTC by Nico R.
Modified: 2008-07-02 10:00 UTC (History)
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Description Nico R. 2008-07-02 09:09:29 UTC
media-sound/jack-audio-connection-kit-0.103.0 is present in the official portage tree, and in the pro-audio overlay. It has KEYWORDS="x86" in the official tree, and KEYWORDS="~x86" in the pro-audio overlay.

When I try to (re-)install it, emerge fails:

$ sudo emerge -1 =media-sound/jack-audio-connection-kit-0.103.0

These are the packages that would be merged, in order:

Calculating dependencies /
!!! All ebuilds that could satisfy "=media-sound/jack-audio-connection-kit-0.103.0" have been masked.
!!! One of the following masked packages is required to complete your request:
- media-sound/jack-audio-connection-kit-0.103.0 (masked by: ~x86 keyword)


Expected behavior:

If multiple ebuilds for an identical version of a package are available (from the official tree and overlays, or from multiple overlays), at least one of the versions is marked stable, and no version is unmasked via /etc/portage/package.keywords (for example), emerge should choose one among all stable/unmasked versions instead of preferring only the overlay versions (which may be masked/not stable).
Comment 1 Peter Alfredsen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-07-02 09:38:32 UTC
This *is* why it's called an overlay. It.. lays itself over the official tree.
Comment 2 Nico R. 2008-07-02 09:52:47 UTC
Ummm… IIRC, if there is a newer version in the official tree and not in the overlay, the newer version is used. IMHO, this should also happen in the case I described in comment 0.

So if it lays itself over the official tree, that tree should “shine through” for ebuilds where the overlay cannot be used (due to masks etc.); I’d say the overlay should become “transparent” in these areas.
Comment 3 Marius Mauch (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-07-02 10:00:57 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 185377 ***