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<li><code>[.key?]</code>: Match only if the specified metadata key exists. <code>key</code> may be a key's raw
name (e.g. <code>DESCRIPTION</code>, <code>DEPEND</code>) or a role prefixed with a dollar sign (e.g.
<code>$short_description</code>, <code>$build_dependencies</code>). If the key's name is prefixed with
- <code>::</code>, metadata from the repository rather than the package ID is checked. If the key is in
- <code>(parens)</code>, matches masks by role, token or associated key (and <code>(*)</code> matches any mask).</li>
+ <code>::</code>, metadata from the repository rather than the package ID is checked.</li>
<li><code>[.key=value]</code>: Match only if the specified metadata key has a particular exact value. Only works for
simple values, sets and sequences, not spec trees and other complex compound keys. If <code>&lt;</code> is used in
place of <code>=</code>, for numeric values a less-than comparison is used, and for sets, sequences and spec trees,
- a match occurs if any member of the set or sequence is equal to the value. If <code>&gt;</code> is used,
- for numeric values a greater-than comparison is used; it does not match for other types of values. If <code>~</code>
- is used, a substring match is performed. As above, the key may be a raw name or a dollar-prefixed role name, and
- may be prefixed with <code>::</code> for checking repository metadata.</li>
+ a match occurs if any member of the set or sequence is equal to the value. Similarly if <code>&gt;</code> is used,
+ for numeric values a greater-than comparison is used; it does not match for other types of values. As above, the key
+ may be a raw name or a dollar-prefixed role name, and may be prefixed with <code>::</code> for checking repository
+ metadata.</li>
</ul>
<p>Repository requirements are in the form <code>to</code>, <code>from-&gt;</code> or <code>::from-&gt;to</code>. The