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PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:20 am    Post subject: how do I get kernel 3.12.x with gentoo-sources? [SOLVED] Reply with quote

I get 3.10.17, but I NEED 3.11 or preferably 3.12 to support my wireless LAN. :(

Sorry if the question is dumb or easy, I am VERY green behind the ears. :oops:

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So, I found that there are sources with later kernel versions, like tuxonice-sources (with the nice suspend function), but they are masked. Why? How do I unmask them?

Running emerge --pretend tuxonice-sources I am informed that a keyword change is necessary to proceed. In the introduction to portage I cannot find information about this.

EDIT 2

Ok, so I am finding information on the Wiki https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Knowledge_Base:Accepting_a_keyword_for_a_single_package. This should be probably mentioned on the online manual?

If I interpret correctly, I should add the line:

=sys-kernel/tuxonice-sources-3.12.3 ~amd64

to the file:

/etc/portage/make.profile/package.accept_keywords

right? In my case I would have to create it, since it does not exist already. Could somebody please confirm this? I am in doubt because on the Wiki it says I should create the file in the directory /etc/portage, but the man page of portage speaks of directory /etc/portage/make.profile and I am fearing that the wiki page might be a bit outdated (last updated january 2013).

I feel a bit of an idiot for asking for help too early. Sorry.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:05 am    Post subject: Re: how do I get kernel 3.12.x with gentoo-sources? Reply with quote

zongo wrote:
I get 3.10.17, but I NEED 3.11 or preferably 3.12 to support my wireless LAN. :(

Sorry if the question is dumb or easy, I am VERY green behind the ears. :oops:

EDIT

So, I found that there are sources with later kernel versions, like tuxonice-sources (with the nice suspend function), but they are masked. Why? How do I unmask them?
Running emerge --pretend tuxonice-sources I am informed that a keyword change is necessary to proceed. In the introduction to portage I cannot find information about this.

AFAIK no sys-kernel/tuxonice-sources package is masked.
Versions of this package are keyworded ~ARCH, in other word not stable (gentoo portage understanding of stable) for amd64 and x86 architecture.

So, if you want to install on your system the last release of the tuxonice-sources package, to date = 3.12.3, you first need to instruct your system that it must accept unstable for this particular package.
In order to do so :
Code:
# echo sys-kernel/tuxonice-sources >> /etc/portage/package.keywords


Then you should be able to emerge tuxonice-sources
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see. I was lurching generally in the right direction then. Still, without help I had probably done something wrong. Thank you!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:21 am    Post subject: Re: how do I get kernel 3.12.x with gentoo-sources? Reply with quote

zongo wrote:
This should be probably mentioned on the online manual?.
It is. :wink:

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 2:14 pm    Post subject: Re: how do I get kernel 3.12.x with gentoo-sources? Reply with quote

John R. Graham wrote:
zongo wrote:
This should be probably mentioned on the online manual?.
It is. :wink:

- John


Aha. I see, thank you!
Never got to that page before. It is always crushing that one of the first thing to know is how little one knows. But as someone said, "progress through pain!"
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/list.xml

^^ Bookmark it.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jaglover wrote:
http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/list.xml

^^ Bookmark it.


Done.
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