MASKED Tilde with no `arch' what does it mean
On Sun, Mar 14, 2010 at 5:19 PM, Harry Putnam <email@example.com> wrote:
> Trying to emerge emacs-24, testing with:
> emerge -vp =emacs-vcs-24.0.9999
> I'm told its masked in /usr/portage/profiles/package.mask
> But when I look there, I see:
> # Ulrich Mueller <firstname.lastname@example.org> (10 Mar 2010)
> # Emacs live ebuilds. Use at your own risk.
> With no explanation of what the Tilde means.
> Looking thru man emerge in the MASKED section there is only one mention of
> tilde and its in relation to notating architecture like ~x86.
> All Ulrich M. says is `use at your own risk'
> Ok, fine but first I want to find out what the unexplained tilde
> means. There are only a handfull of packagew with that notation in the
> masked file... where do look to find out its meaning?
> PS- and by the way, there is no mention what so ever of `tilde' in
> man portage.
I think generally in portage tilde means "about". For example if you
want to mask ~foo-1.00 it will also cover foo-1.00-r1 etc. rather than
mask >=foo-1.0.0 and <foo-1.0.1