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1<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>
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>
818the 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>).
819</p> 822</p>
820 823
821<p> 824<p>
822Do <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
823all 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).
824</p> 829</p>
825 830
826<p> 831<p>
827Another trick to circumvent the "masked package" problem is to install the 832Another trick to circumvent the "masked package" problem is to install the
828package 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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