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Old 12-08-2011, 10:26 AM
James Broadhead
Default How can I keep baselayout-1?

On 8 December 2011 11:17, Jarry <mr.jarry@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I just upgraded gcc and after switching to the new version
> I want to update system too. But it wants to emerge
> baselayout-2 as dependency of system:
> !!! All ebuilds that could satisfy "sys-apps/baselayout" have
> !!! been masked. One of the following masked packages is required
> !!! to complete your request:
> - sys-apps/baselayout-2.1::gentoo (masked by: package.mask,
> *~amd64 keyword)
> /etc/portage/package.mask:
> - sys-apps/baselayout-2.0.3::gentoo (masked by: package.mask)
> (dependency required by "@system" [argument])
> I do not want to upgrade to baselayout-2, but I want to
> re-emerge system. So how can I do it now, when all 1.x
> versions have been removed from portage?

I think that the standard answer is "you can't". I mean, you could
fetch an old copy of the ebuild from cvs, and add it to a local
overlay, but you'd be completely unsupported (unsupportable?).

A better question would be - Why do you want to?

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