mask a package [Solved]
is there a way to mask a package so that it won't get merged at all? i keep adding packages to /usr/portage/profiles/package.mask, but everytime i do "emerge --sync", the file gets reset and it attempts to emerge the packages i told it not to emerge. the packages give me problems, so i'd like to find a way so it won't emerge them when i do "emerge --sync && emerge -u world".
does anyone have any suggestions? the only way i know of to mask a package is by adding it to package.mask, but is there another way that won't get overwritten by "emerge --sync"?
thanks in advance! :D
Try editing your /etc/portage/package.mask or type echo some package >> /etc/portage/package.mask
I believe that will fix the problem.
that worked 8)
thanks a lot! :D
i wished i had known that earlier :oops: