Firefox 5 missing
On 22 August 2011 10:29, Florian Philipp <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Am 22.08.2011 18:58, schrieb Hilco Wijbenga:
>> Hi all,
>> I just noticed that Portage wants me to upgrade to FF 6. I know,
>> however, that (some of) my plugins don't run in FF6. Not a problem,
>> I'll just mask FF6 ... oops ... there's no more FF5?
>> Would it be possible to support FF5 a bit longer? The devs at FF may
>> have gone a bit bananas but surely we don't have to follow suit? :-)
>> Or is there a way to tell Portage to ignore upgrades but not downgrade FF?
> Well, in any case, FF5 should at least be masked since it does not
> receive security fixes.
> The cleanest way to preserve FF5 for you is to create an overlay
> containing the latest version from Gentoo's CVS ([1 - 4].
Yes, that's what I've done in the mean time.
> The easier way (as long as you don't have to re-emerge) is to add your
> *current* version of FF to /etc/portage/package.provided. As `man
> portage` states:
Ah, thank you, I did not know about package.provided.
> Portage *will *not attempt to update a package that is listed here
> unless another package explicitly requires a version that is newer than
> what has been listed.
> Or just mask FF completely and ignore all warnings of emerge about it.
>  http://anoncvs.gentoo.org/
>  http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/cvs-tutorial.xml
>  http://en.gentoo-wiki.com/wiki/Overlay#Local_Overlays
> Hope this helps,
> Florian Philipp