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  1. #1
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    out of date packages

    I finally emerged Gaim and noticed that the version I got was version 1.0.0. The newest version is 1.0.1 and it is on, but yet, I ended up getting 1.0.0. I'm going to go run emerge -Duva world and see if that changes anything, but I was just wondering why this happened.

  2. #2
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    do you have the the right .ebuild file on your computer. the ebuild you are looking for should be at /usr/portage/net-im/gaim/gaim-1.0.1.ebuild. if this file doesn't exist then you can't just simply emerge it. to get this file just do a simple emerge sync to update your /usr/portage tree. if you do have it just tell emerge to specifically emerge this one, and not emerge the older version.

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    Lat: 39:03:51N Lon: 77:14:37W
    i also think that gaim 1.0.1 is masked in portage (ie its still being tested, so if you had a cron job that updated the system, you would not get unstable packages on perhaps a server or sumsuch) add a line to your /etc/portgae/packages.keywords file (you might have to create it) that reads

    net-im/gaim ~x86

    the first part is pretty simple, the package name and class, the next part is the keywork, the tilda (~) means testing generaly, this way you can select whitch packages you use more advanced versions for. the x86 shoudl be your processor arch (im just assuming b/c its so common)

    post back with your results (btw, probably best to run an emerge sync after adding this lin and saving)
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