I tried to put ">~app-misc/foo-1.23" in /etc/portage/package.mask to reflect what I want (accept any 1.23-r* version, but mask anything greater than that).
This returned a "--- Invalid atom in /etc/portage/package.mask:" error message.
The logic seems straightforward and not difficult to program, so I believe it would be a reasonable enhancement to make this valid syntax.
Portage is not Rubygems.
I am trying to mask anything GREATER THAN 1.23-r*.
It doesn't seem that there is any way (with the current syntax) of doing this.
And no, I cant use >=app-misc/foo-1.24, because that would be foiled by a 1.23.1.
This should achieve the desired effect:
echo app-misc/foo >> /etc/portage/package.mask
echo =app-misc/foo-1.23* >> /etc/portage/package.unmask
(In reply to comment #3)
> This should achieve the desired effect:
> echo app-misc/foo >> /etc/portage/package.mask
> echo =app-misc/foo-1.23* >> /etc/portage/package.unmask
Wouldn't that also handle a 1.23.1 incorrectly (I only want to accept 1.23-r*, but not 1.23.*)?
(In reply to comment #4)
> Wouldn't that also handle a 1.23.1 incorrectly (I only want to accept
> 1.23-r*, but not 1.23.*)?
Yes, you'd have to use ~app-misc/foo-1.23 instead. The ~ operator matches any revision.