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    Tomcat 5

    I try to emerge tomcat and i get an error about the packages are masked how do i fix this

    LiVe ~ # emerge tomcat
    Calculating dependencies
    !!! All ebuilds that could satisfy "tomcat" have been masked.
    !!! One of the following masked packages is required to complete your request:
    - www-servers/tomcat-5.5.17-r1 (masked by: ~x86 keyword)
    - www-servers/tomcat-5.0.27-r6 (masked by: package.mask)
    # Joshua Nichols <> (28 Jun 2002)
    # Upstream discourages the use of 5.0.x, in favor of 5.5.x,
    # except in the cases where applications explicitly need 5.0.x

    - www-servers/tomcat-5.0.28-r12 (masked by: package.mask, ~x86 keyword)

    For more information, see MASKED PACKAGES section in the emerge man page or
    refer to the Gentoo Handbook.

    any help would be great

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    Linux Enthusiast gruven's Avatar
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    Dec 2004
    I don't really mean to be an ass, but it does tell you right there how to fix this. You either do this:
    man emerge
    Or you go here in the handbook:

    If you dont' want to know what it does, then you can just type this to fix it:
    echo "www-servers/tomcat ~x86" >> /etc/portage/package.keywords
    That will get you setup, but I recommend you read the page in the handbook to understand what that does since masked packages won't always be stable.

    Code is Poetry

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