How to install masked packages?

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raid517
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How to install masked packages?

Post by raid517 » Sat May 13, 2006 7:54 am

Hi I read this tutorial on how to install masked packages: http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/h ... t=3&chap=3.

Unfortunately I don't have any of the files it mentions in /etc/portage. I only have three files there called .keep package.mask and a folder called 'sets'.

I want to install/compile lastfm player and a few other apps that are inexplicably masked - but I want to stay as much with the stable tree as possible.

How can I achieve this?

GJ

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Post by orochi » Sat May 13, 2006 7:56 am

run this command and post here

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ls -la /etc/portage

raid517
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Post by raid517 » Sat May 13, 2006 2:41 pm

You are not big on conversation I see. ;)

As I explained I have three files there.

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drwxr-xr-x   3 root portage  128 May 13 15:29 .
drwxr-xr-x  72 root root    5152 May 13 10:34 ..
-rw-r--r--   1 root root       0 May 12 11:53 .keep
-rw-r--r--   1 root root       0 Mar 20  2005 package.mask
drwxrwsr-x   2 root portage   48 Jan  9  2005 sets
I'm not sure what difference knowing the permissions is, or why you need me to repeat this (since clearly ownership and permissions of the portage directory will be root) but I assume that you must have a very good reason?

In that case I would be very interested to hear what you have to say.

GJ

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