Gentoo Linux: Installing a masked package
Suppose Gentoo Linux ships with my-package-1.1.4, but you want the most recent (but still masked) version, let's assume my-package-1.1.6 for the moment. How do we configure this?
For example, take the Maven binary package Maven 2.0.2, which is broken for a remote site deploy. To get the most recent version (Maven 2.0.4), add
/etc/portage/package.keywords file, or even better execute
echo "dev-java/maven-bin ~x86" >> /etc/portage/package.keywords.
The latter makes sure that adding the package is successful, even if the
package.keywords file did not exist yet.
12:39AM Dec 15, 2006
by Zeger Hendrikse in Linux |