New genkernel

gentoo unmasked the newest version of genkernel today. Normally, I’m all for forward progress, but this one has some silly dependencies:
Calculating dependencies ...done!
[ebuild N ] media-libs/freetype-2.1.4 -doc +zlib -bindist
[ebuild N ] media-libs/lcms-1.11 -tiff +jpeg +zlib +python
[ebuild N ] media-libs/libmng-1.0.4
[ebuild N ] media-gfx/bootsplash-0.6-r3
[ebuild U ] sys-kernel/genkernel-3.0.1_beta4 [1.8]

I’m not all that interested in the whiz-bang feature of a boot splash (like the livecd), so I’m not going to install this. The side effect is that emerge -uv world does me little good now. But thats the great thing about portage, I can fix it.

Add an /etc/portage/package.mask of


and voila, I’m staying on genkernel-1.8.