x11-misc/transset-df have been masked because another software did an update. If I follow this logic, I would mask xine with every mplayer update, mask pulseaudio with every jack-audio-connection-kit update, and mask firefox with every konqueror update.
x11-misc/transset-df and x11-apps/transset are 2 different pieces of software with different features.
Also, even if they made a new transset version, they didn't change the features of this software. A comparaison of both show us than transset-df can do what transset can do, but that transset just caanot do most of the transset-df features.
In conclusion, if you absolutly want to remove one of those software from portage, remove the one that have the less features, that is apps/transset. I also think that the best thing to do would be to keep both of them.
# emerge -a transset-df
These are the packages that would be merged, in order:
Calculating dependencies... done!
!!! All ebuilds that could satisfy "transset-df" have been masked.
!!! One of the following masked packages is required to complete your request:
- x11-misc/transset-df-6::x-test (masked by: package.mask)
# Samuli Suominen <firstname.lastname@example.org> (25 Jun 2012)
# Replaced by the new 1.0.0 release of x11-apps/transset.
# Removal in 30 days.
- x11-misc/transset-df-6::gentoo (masked by: package.mask)
In fact, the transset-df features have been merged into transset. The problem is than the man page is not updated with the changes. As the new features are not documented into the man page, I didn't even try to run a transset-df command like "transset --help".
Created attachment 318328 [details]
Updated man page
Updated man page with the new features.
I also changed bugzilla url. It is possible to right click to open the link from the console now.
Created attachment 318342 [details, diff]
patch for updating the man page
This patch update the man page with the new features.
It also fix the bugzilla url that work now woth the contextual menu of the console.
Created attachment 318344 [details, diff]
diff for transset-1.0.0-r1.ebuild
This diff is for making a 1.0.0-r1 ebuild that work with the man page patch.
This is about transset now, not transset-df.
I think all of this was fixed by
which is in transset-1.0.1.