how to hold a package at a specific version (so emerge -uD world doesn't change it)?
On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 3:10 PM, Neil Bothwick <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Wed, 28 Jan 2009 11:48:37 -0500, Joshua Murphy wrote:
>> > =x11-wm/awesome-3.1-r1 ~amd64
>> > in /etc/portage/package.keywords
>> > but 'emerge -uD world' still tries to build x11-wm/awesome-3.1.1
>> > which fails, so the whole process is stopped.
>> echo >x11-wm/awesome-3.1-r1 >> /etc/portage/package.mask
>> # and to prevent downgrades
> That blocks all future updates, not just the broken one.
> Neil Bothwick
> If there is light at the end of the tunnel...order more tunnel.
Ah... I didn't read closely what the reason for wanting to hold at the
current version was, in the little time I had at that moment I just
threw an answer to the exact question in the title of the mail...
"hold a package at a specific version" ... you're right, though, for
the given reasons they're likely far better off only blocking the
Joshua M. Murphy