Request for a version bump to build 11888 of the beta. This fixes many issues including a problem with NTPL threading.
Steps to Reproduce:
... and of course I meant NPTL.
Could probably get away with just changing the name of the distfile and associated checksum. I doubt the installation procedure changed any between it and the last 5.0 beta.
Which begs the question, what do we call it? IMO they should be called 5.0.11608 and 5.0.11888 like the 4.x versions are.
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vmware 5.0 beta build 11888 ebuild
A new ebuild for build 11888. I've only changed the NP variable, and it works
I called it beta2, but it'd have been better to use the build numbers.
Can we please remove the fetch restrictions for this public beta?
I seem to be able to get the file from:
There is a license agreement before downloading, though.
Since you've read the licensing agreement, I'm sure. Is there anything in it that would seem to prohibit us from being able to fetch the files for the user? I think the fetch restriction should be removed and the restriction should be changed to nomirror.
So are users unable to install this beta? I attempted to run "ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="~x86" emerge =vmware-workstation-5.0_beta2
and got an error saying that I need to unmask it, which I haven't been able to figure out how to do.
Unmask it by adding it to package.unmask.
Beta packages are not the same as testing (~arch) packages.
I've never done unmasking, but I found that you are supposed to take the masked entry in /usr/portage/profiles/package.mask and put that into the package.unmask file. I had to create the package.unmask file (put it in /etc/portage/) and I put in the entry from the mask file which was >=app-emulation/vmware-workstation-5.0_beta1
into the package.unmask file.
I was still unable to install from any of the following commands:
I also tried those same commands with beta2 instead of beta1
Any help would be appreciated. If this but is not the appropriate place to ask, I apologize. Could I email you or should I actually create a new bug report on this?
"emerge vmware-workstation" should work fine.
What error do you get when you run the above command?
If I run: emerge vmware-workstation it starts installing workstation 4.5.2
I'm wanting 5.0 beta 2 but I must be doing something wrong in the unmasking. See my above post for what I did.
This is a bug report, not a web forum. This bug was for the new version of the ebuild. Your problem getting the beta version installed is a configuration issue and not a bug. I would suggest moving this to the gentoo-user mailing list or to the forums.