[Exherbo-dev] Changing repo and profile masks

Alex Elsayed eternaleye at gmail.com
Sun Feb 27 04:06:21 GMT 2011

Wulf C. Krueger wrote:
> Ciaran McCreeesh wrote:
>> One suggestion was something like:
>>     cat/foo[>=2.1_beta] [[
>>         date = [ 29 Feb 2011 ]
>>         masked_by = [ Eva Hansen Braun ] 
>>         comment = [ foo betas aren't recommended for general use. ]
>>     ]]
>> This wouldn't allow -lines, though, so once applied masks couldn't be
>> cancelled. Do we really need this feature?
> I don't think we need -lines. At least I haven't come upon any good
> usecase yet. And I like the suggested new format.

I agree that -lines are unnecessary, but we *do* need some single-word 
identifier that is amenable to being put in users' package_{un,}mask.conf 
files, like 'security', 'scm', or 'prerelease', which the above format lacks

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