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2<!DOCTYPE sections SYSTEM "/dtd/book.dtd"> 2<!DOCTYPE sections SYSTEM "/dtd/book.dtd">
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9<sections> 9<sections>
10<section> 10<section>
11<title>Obtaining Package Information</title> 11<title>Obtaining Package Information</title>
12<subsection> 12<subsection>
821the same format as is used in <path>/usr/portage/profiles/package.mask</path>). 821the same format as is used in <path>/usr/portage/profiles/package.mask</path>).
822</p> 822</p>
823 823
824<p> 824<p>
825Do <e>not</e> alter the <path>/usr/portage/profiles/package.mask</path> file as 825Do <e>not</e> alter the <path>/usr/portage/profiles/package.mask</path> file as
826all changes are undone the next time you update your Portage tree. 826all changes are undone the next time you update your Portage tree. If you want
827to hardmask a package create <path>/etc/portage/package.mask</path> and list the
828package in it (use the same format as mentioned above).
827</p> 829</p>
828 830
829<p> 831<p>
830Another trick to circumvent the "masked package" problem is to install the 832Another trick to circumvent the "masked package" problem is to install the
831package using the full path. This will ignore both the <c>ACCEPT_KEYWORD</c> 833package using the full path. This will ignore both the <c>ACCEPT_KEYWORD</c>

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