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merge clewn in gentoo

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What merge commands do I have to give to get clewn in Gentoo?

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Dan
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emerge --sync
emerge -s clewn
emerge -v clewn

# if it still misses clewn, you probably have a maskedpackage, which either needs to be unmasked or installedusing equery
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ahoffmann
I did, following the above statements,
emerge --sync

When I tried to do the second statement, it doesn't find
clewn.  How do I see if it is masked and then unmask it?
Why are some files masked?  Does this mean they are unreliable?

Dan
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clewn (whatever it is) is not in gentoo portage tree. You have to download sources and install manually.Install instructions should be shipped along with source package.
Usually it is: unpack, run './configure', then run 'make' then run 'make install'
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If you want to be able to remove it easily that try to make an ebuild for it.
It basicly mimicks the unpack, (patch) configure, make , (make test), make install...

All .ebuild files actualy are bash scripts, where missing unpack, compile etc.
routines are filled with basic stubs.

Flags to ./configure can be easily created from the use flags if needed.

Removing/upgrading the can remove all old cruft from your system.

I hope this helps a bit.

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And have You created the ebuild? And have You configured portage-overlay? If so tell us how. We'll know for future questions.
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At least I was expecting this to be extended a little.

See here for overlays & ebuilds.
http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_Create_an_Updated_Ebuild
http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_Installing_3rd_Party_Ebuilds

Then there is the layer manager:
layman to have multiple alternate overlays.
http://gentoo-wiki.com/Portage_Overlay_Listing

Also report the ebuild through http://bugs.gentoo.org
It might end up in the distro.
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