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Old 03-20-2009, 06:46 AM
Jean-Marc Beaune
 
Default Why KNetworkManager has been masked for so long?

Hi,
*
I've been thinking to move to KNetworkManager for a while (more than one year) and seeing that it's always masked didn't make me confident (I run as much as I can a stable arch).
But finally I migrated from baselayout management to KNetworkManager few days ago and it seems to work quite well (not a long experience though).


Hence, the question, I'm just curious.


Thank you.


P.S.: I used this[/url">http://en.gentoo-wiki.com/wiki/KNetworkManager]this howto and it went just fine.
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Jean-Marc
 
Old 03-20-2009, 07:54 AM
Dale
 
Default Why KNetworkManager has been masked for so long?

Jean-Marc Beaune wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I've been thinking to move to KNetworkManager for a while (more than
> one year) and seeing that it's always masked didn't make me confident
> (I run as much as I can a stable arch).
> But finally I migrated from baselayout management to KNetworkManager
> few days ago and it seems to work quite well (not a long experience
> though).
>
> Hence, the question, I'm just curious.
>
> Thank you.
>
> P.S.: I used
> [url=http://en.gentoo-wiki.com/wiki/KNetworkManager]this[/url
> <http://en.gentoo-wiki.com/wiki/KNetworkManager%5Dthis%5B/url>] howto
> and it went just fine.
>
> --
> Jean-Marc
>


Here is some reading materials:

http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?quicksearch=knetworkmanager

I think this is the one that has it masked:

http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=253788

Comment number 2 mentions this is why it is masked among other reasons.

Most of the time if something is masked, there is a bug for it. Just
search for it. Resolved bugs should not make a package be masked but
open ones can.

Hope that helps.

Dale

:-) :-)
 
Old 03-20-2009, 01:35 PM
Jean-Marc Beaune
 
Default Why KNetworkManager has been masked for so long?

Ok, but if we look for Amarok, http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?quicksearch=amarok*, there's a bunch of bugs for this application but it's not masked.

*
And again, I'm just curious, I only wondered if there was something specifically bad with it.


On Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 9:54 AM, Dale <rdalek1967@gmail.com> wrote:


Jean-Marc Beaune wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I've been thinking to move to KNetworkManager for a while (more than
> one year) and seeing that it's always masked didn't make me confident

> (I run as much as I can a stable arch).
> But finally I migrated from baselayout management to KNetworkManager
> few days ago and it seems to work quite well (not a long experience
> though).
>

> Hence, the question, I'm just curious.
>
> Thank you.
>
> P.S.: I used
> [url="" href="http://en.gentoo-wiki.com/wiki/KNetworkManager]this[/url" target="_blank">http://en.gentoo-wiki.com/wiki/KNetworkManager]this[/url

> <http://en.gentoo-wiki.com/wiki/KNetworkManager%5Dthis%5B/url>] howto

> and it went just fine.
>
> --
> Jean-Marc
>


Here is some reading materials:

http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?quicksearch=knetworkmanager


I think this is the one that has it masked:

http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=253788

Comment number 2 mentions this is why it is masked among other reasons.


Most of the time if something is masked, there is a bug for it. *Just
search for it. *Resolved bugs should not make a package be masked but
open ones can.

Hope that helps.

Dale


:-) *:-)



--
Jean-Marc
 
Old 03-20-2009, 04:32 PM
Dale
 
Default Why KNetworkManager has been masked for so long?

A package can have a bug but not be masked.* It depends on how serious
the problem is.* Apparently this one is serious enough that they masked
it.* It may be that it doesn't compile properly, could be a security
thing or any number of other reasons that a package would be masked.*
It could even be a bug report farther upstream.* I'm sure there is a
reason since it has been so long.* Just be glad it is working for you.*
It could be worse.



Dale



:-)* :-)









Jean-Marc Beaune wrote:

Ok, but if we look for Amarok, http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?quicksearch=amarok*,
there's a bunch of bugs for this application but it's not masked.
*
And again, I'm just curious, I only wondered if there was
something specifically bad with it.




On Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 9:54 AM, Dale <rdalek1967@gmail.com>
wrote:


Jean-Marc Beaune wrote:

> Hi,

>

> I've been thinking to move to KNetworkManager for a while (more
than

> one year) and seeing that it's always masked didn't make me
confident

> (I run as much as I can a stable arch).

> But finally I migrated from baselayout management to
KNetworkManager

> few days ago and it seems to work quite well (not a long experience

> though).

>

> Hence, the question, I'm just curious.

>

> Thank you.

>

> P.S.: I used

> [url="" moz-do-not-send="true"
href="http://en.gentoo-wiki.com/wiki/KNetworkManager%5Dthis%5B/url"
target="_blank">http://en.gentoo-wiki.com/wiki/KNetworkManager]this[/url


> <http://en.gentoo-wiki.com/wiki/KNetworkManager%5Dthis%5B/url>]
howto

> and it went just fine.

>

> --

> Jean-Marc

>






Here is some reading materials:



http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?quicksearch=knetworkmanager



I think this is the one that has it masked:



http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=253788



Comment number 2 mentions this is why it is masked among other reasons.



Most of the time if something is masked, there is a bug for it. *Just

search for it. *Resolved bugs should not make a package be masked but

open ones can.



Hope that helps.



Dale



:-) *:-)










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Jean-Marc
 

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