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New Gentoo Goodies

under Pypy, Gentoo, English

Two very wanted features landed in Gentoo Linux portage tree.

--autounmask and --autounmask-write are two new parameters for portage that every user was dreaming of. It will even respect --ask flag! Here is what happens:

  • emerge --ask --autounmask-write pypy will ask you to unmask latest pypy version and to confirm configuration changes
  • emerge --autounmask-write pypy will just unmask needed packages without asking.

In either case, you have to confirm changes with dispatch-conf or similar tools. Happy Gentooing!

PS: I put EMERGE_DEFAULT_OPTS="--autounmask-write" into /etc/make.conf to make life easier.