I try to emerge tomcat and i get an error about the packages are masked how do i fix this
LiVe ~ # emerge tomcat
!!! 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> (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
I don't really mean to be an ass, but it does tell you right there how to fix this. You either do this:
Or you go here in the handbook: http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handboo...?part=3&chap=3
If you dont' want to know what it does, then you can just type this to fix it:
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.
echo "www-servers/tomcat ~x86" >> /etc/portage/package.keywords