update world drives me nuts
On Fri, 17 Oct 2008 13:07:42 +0200 (CEST), Helmut Jarausch
> hopefully someone can help me!
> Trying to update one of my machines I did
> emerge --update --deep --pretend world
> but it stops early with
> All ebuilds that could satisfy ">=app-admin/system-tools-backends-1.3.0"
> have been masked.
> !!! One of the following masked packages is required to complete your
> - app-admin/system-tools-backends-2.6.0-r1 (masked by: package.mask)
As portage tell you, you have to check the package.mask file in
/etc/portage, where it seems that the version 1.3.0 is masked.
> Doing an
> equery depends app-admin/system-tools-backends
> doesn't show anything.
> Furthermore that package isn't installed, yet.
> How can I find out which package needs this mask package?
> Many thanks for a hint,
> Helmut Jarausch
> Lehrstuhl fuer Numerische Mathematik
> RWTH - Aachen University
> D 52056 Aachen, Germany