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    Linux Enthusiast crashandburn0420's Avatar
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    Hard Mased packages {solved}


    how would i unmask hard masked packages?

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    Well, if it's masked, you need to add the package to /etc/portage/package.umask. If it's masked stable, you should be good, if it's masked unstable, you will also need to add it to /etc/portage/package.keywords.

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    For packages masked by package.mask, do something like

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    echo "foo-type/foo-proggie" >> /etc/portage/package.unmask
    or for version-specific (cleaner and safer) unmasking use

    Code:
    echo ">=foo-type/foo-proggie_1.0.1-rc1" >> /etc/portage/package.unmask
    For "unstable package" unmasking, by keywords such as ~x86, use

    Code:
    echo "foo-type/foo-proggie ~x86" >> /etc/portage/package.keywords
    You can always make things masked by keywords version-specific in the same way as well. And for unmasking packages en masse, you can always use a for command to echo filenames in the Portage tree into your package.unmask or package.keywords files. I coulnd't say exactly what to do for something like this off of my head, but I'm sure you could find something on the Gentoo Forums.
    --Dachnaz [Fuzzy Llama]

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    thanks

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