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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:40 pm    Post subject: why is so much masked? Reply with quote

I am trying a fresh install and many packages have masked items. I cannot complete the install.
DBUS, required by GRUB:2, is masked.
bz2image is masked.

A lot of ebuilds are masked. It makes install impossible. Why are current packages used instead of ~AMD64 packages?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mpsii,

There are lots of mechanisms for masking.

We need to see the command you are giving and all its output.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

this is during install. I have not even gotten a functional system to reboot from my efforts going from the live DVD instance:

emerge sys-boot/grub:2
kde-plasma/plasma-meta-5.18.5
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The livedvd is the problem, it's so old and outdated it has issues building current packages. Use the minimal installation livecd instead, or really, any Linux livecd that's not ancient.

The latest minimal livecd was built 8 days ago (and is rebuilt regularly), while the livedvd is from 2016.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If your trying to emerge a desktop using the live cd and have not selected the correct prfoile list

eslect profile list

then use eselect profile set and the correct number

this will in some cases stopped the masked packages problem ,
the default profile set on the live environment is for a base system
even after a fresh install the way the profile is set can sometimes mask packages that are required for your needs

after chroot its a good idea to set here what environment your going to be using
Also the correct use flags in make.conf

Some packages also require
the

ACCEPT_LICENSE="*"

this also needs to be inside make.conf for example linux-fimware needs this on my system
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mpsii,

The LiveDVD is not a useful starting point. Its stuck in 2016
It sounds like you have installed it to your HDD and are trying to update it.

It can be done and it will be very educational too. A new install will be much faster.

-- edit --

Code:
ACCEPT_LICENSE="*"
is a really bad idea.
That means you accept any and all licences without ever reading them.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Using the 18JUN2020 minimal image worked
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