How to emerge Masked Packages?

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xdanx
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How to emerge Masked Packages?

Post by xdanx » Tue Jun 21, 2005 11:32 pm

Can someone show me plz???

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clpalmer
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Post by clpalmer » Wed Jun 22, 2005 2:55 pm

This from "man emerge":

MASKED PACKAGES
NOTE: Please use caution when using development packages. Problems and bugs resulting from misusing masked packages drains Gentoo developer time.
Please be sure you are capable of handling any problems that may ensue.

Masks in portage provide three primary functions: they allow a testing period where the packages can be used in live machines; they prevent the use of a
package when it will fail; and they mask existing packages that are broken or could pose a security risk. Masking can be done by two methods: pack-
age.mask and KEYWORDS. Read below to find out how to unmask in either case.



If you keep reading, it'll describe how to unmask them.

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