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Old 03-11-2005, 05:57 AM   #1
bigjohn
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Upgrading Opera in Gentoo-masked packages


Can anyone explain how I can upgrade my opera under gentoo ?

So far whatever I've tried just tells me that the package(s) for Opera 8 beta 2 are masked.

Ok, I understand that, but whenever I've looked to see how to get round that, I just seem to get the same error/comment.

Yes I've put the package into the /etc/portage/packages.keywords file, but that just tells me that there's an "Invalid atom", whatever that means.

Any ideas

regards

John

p.s. Yes I found a "howto" type document at the gentoo forums, but I'm obviously too stupid to understand what it's telling me to do (plus it seems to expect a lot of "prior knowledge" e.g. if there's dependency issues, you sort that first - ha, how would I know if it's a dependency issue in the first place!)

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Old 03-11-2005, 10:09 AM   #2
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I've managed to solve this.

I had to put this
Code:
net-www/opera ~x86
in the /etc/portage/packages.keywords file and then I had to put this
Code:
net-www/opera
into the /etc/portage/packages.unmask file.

Then I was free to do the
Code:
# emerge --update opera
which sucked in the masked opera 8.00_beta2 package.

I don't know if that would just work for the opera 8 beta 2 or whether if I leave the files above, as is, it will work whenever Opera release newer versions!

Still, I'm not too fussed, it's working well at the moment.

regards

John
 
Old 03-11-2005, 02:05 PM   #3
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Yes it will work whenever Opera release newer versions!From now on you will get the newest Opera that is in portage.If you want to keep it you can add it to package.mask
http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handboo...?part=3&chap=3
 
  


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