[darcs-users] compiling darcs with ghc-6.4 failed

David Brown darcs at davidb.org
Mon Mar 21 17:55:30 UTC 2005


On Mon, 21 Mar 2005 14:02:55 +0100, Gour <darcs_users at atmarama.org> wrote:

> Andrei A. Voropaev (av at simcon-mt.com) wrote:
>
>> Hm. And what does it mean "masked"? How can I do it?
>
> It means that if you want to emerge it (on Gentoo), you have to 'unmask'
> it in /usr/portage/profiles/package.mask file - comment entry for ghc.
>
> 'masked' means there are still known issues, i.e. problems  with it and
> is therefore not include in an official Portage tree (neither stable nor
> unstable - ~arch).

The proper way to 'unmask' a package is to add a line to a file  
/etc/portage/package.unmask:

    dev-lang/ghc

(without spaces at the beginning).  This way the mask will persist through  
emerge syncs.

Dave




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