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Bug 3997 - man portage or portage --help should explain "masked"
Summary: man portage or portage --help should explain "masked"
Alias: None
Product: Portage Development
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Unclassified (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 All
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Nicholas Jones (RETIRED)
: 5606 (view as bug list)
Depends on: 1591
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Reported: 2002-06-21 15:13 UTC by Harald Armin Massa
Modified: 2011-10-30 22:21 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Harald Armin Massa 2002-06-21 15:13:25 UTC
some packages are "masked". To install them, you have to
Edit /usr/portage/profiles/package.mask

There definitely should be documentation about this at least in man portage or portage --help

This documentation should explain:
What does "masked" mean, why are some packages "masked"? How can you install them anyway, what are the risks involved?

If that should not be possible in man or --help, this documentation should really be in the portage-manual.
Comment 1 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2002-08-05 14:41:38 UTC
*** Bug 5606 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 John Davis (zhen) (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2002-10-13 12:35:58 UTC
Please fix this.

Comment 3 Eric Stockbridge 2002-10-14 12:58:18 UTC
does our new stable/testing brach setup moot will at least change it
Comment 4 John Davis (zhen) (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2002-10-15 16:42:26 UTC
Hmm, yes, I think it does.
Keep this bug until that time, then mark it FIXED when the new system goes into

Comment 5 John Davis (zhen) (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2002-10-22 13:54:21 UTC
Go ahead and make a  guide/mention describing BOTH of these systems as they go
hand in hand.

Comment 6 Nicholas Jones (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2002-11-14 06:05:55 UTC