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merge clewn in gentoo

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

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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
dwcroninAuthor Commented:
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?

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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nociSoftware EngineerCommented:
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.

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

See here for overlays & ebuilds.

Then there is the layer manager:
layman to have multiple alternate overlays.

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