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2<!DOCTYPE sections SYSTEM "/dtd/book.dtd">
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6<sections> 9<sections>
7<section> 10<section>
8<title>Obtaining Package Information</title> 11<title>Obtaining Package Information</title>
9<subsection> 12<subsection>
247<title>Viewing the ChangeLog</title> 250<title>Viewing the ChangeLog</title>
248<body> 251<body>
249 252
250<p> 253<p>
251While browsing through the Portage Tree, you saw that there was a ChangeLog for 254While browsing through the Portage Tree, you saw that there was a ChangeLog for
252each package. You can view this ChangeLog with <c>emerge</c> too. Use the 255each package. You can view the ChangeLog entries between the available version
256and the installed version with <c>emerge</c> too. Use the
253<c>--pretend --changelog</c> (<c>-pl</c> in short) options. As an example we 257<c>--pretend --changelog</c> (<c>-pl</c> in short) options. As an example we
254will view the ChangeLog entries for <c>gnumeric</c>: 258will view the ChangeLog entries for <c>gnumeric</c>:
255</p> 259</p>
256 260
257<pre caption="Viewing the ChangeLog entries for gnumeric"> 261<pre caption="Viewing the ChangeLog entries for gnumeric">
258# <i>emerge --pretend --changelog gnumeric</i> 262# <i>emerge --pretend --changelog gnumeric</i>
263<comment>(Some output removed to improve readability)</comment>
264*gnumeric-1.2.2
265
266 27 Nov 2003; foser &lt;foser@gentoo.org&gt; gnumeric-1.2.2.ebuild :
267 New release, requested in #34492
268 updated deps
269
270 12 Nov 2003; Jason Wever &lt;weeve@gentoo.org&gt; gnumeric-1.2.0.ebuild:
271 Marked stable on sparc, fixes bug #32405.
272
273 14 Oct 2003; Jason Wever &lt;weeve@gentoo.org&gt; gnumeric-1.0.8.ebuild:
274 Added ~sparc keyword. Fixes bug #31150.
259</pre> 275</pre>
260 276
261</body> 277</body>
262</subsection> 278</subsection>
263</section> 279</section>
805the 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>).
806</p> 822</p>
807 823
808<p> 824<p>
809Do <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
810all 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).
811</p> 829</p>
812 830
813<p> 831<p>
814Another trick to circumvent the "masked package" problem is to install the 832Another trick to circumvent the "masked package" problem is to install the
815package 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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