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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>
815 <li>The package is in <e>~ARCH</e> while you use <e>ARCH</e></li> 815 <li>The package is in <e>~ARCH</e> while you use <e>ARCH</e></li>
816 <li>The package is hard-masked explicitly</li> 816 <li>The package is hard-masked explicitly</li>
817</ol> 817</ol>
818 818
819<p> 819<p>
820If the package is masked because of the first reason, and you <e>really</e> want 820If the package is masked because of the first reason, and you <e>really</e>
821to install it (knowing that there <e>is</e> a reason why it isn't available in 821want to install it (knowing that there <e>is</e> a reason why it isn't
822<e>ARCH</e>), you can temporarily accept <e>~ARCH</e> packages: 822available in <e>ARCH</e>), you can accept the <e>~ARCH</e> version of any
823package by adding it to your <path>/etc/portage/package.keywords</path> file:
823</p> 824</p>
824 825
825<pre caption="Temporarily accepting ~ARCH packages"> 826<pre caption="Accepting the ~ARCH version of a package">
826# <i>ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="~x86" emerge gnumeric</i> 827# <i>echo "app-office/gnumeric ~x86" &gt;&gt; /etc/portage/package.keywords</i>
828# <i>emerge gnumeric</i>
827</pre> 829</pre>
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829<p> 831<p>
830A package is hardmasked if it is listed in 832A package is hardmasked if it is listed in
831<path>/usr/portage/profiles/package.mask</path>. If you read this file, you 833<path>/usr/portage/profiles/package.mask</path>. If you read this file, you

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