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1<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?> 1<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>
2<!DOCTYPE sections SYSTEM "/dtd/book.dtd"> 2<!DOCTYPE sections SYSTEM "/dtd/book.dtd">
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4<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license --> 4<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
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9<sections> 9<sections>
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11<version>1.3</version> 11<version>1.4</version>
12<date>2005-04-05</date> 12<date>2005-04-12</date>
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14<section> 14<section>
15<title>Using One Branch</title> 15<title>Using One Branch</title>
16<subsection> 16<subsection>
17<title>The Stable Branch</title> 17<title>The Stable Branch</title>
18<body> 18<body>
19 19
20<p> 20<p>
21The ACCEPT_KEYWORDS variable defines what software branch you use on your 21The ACCEPT_KEYWORDS variable defines what software branch you use on your
22system. It defaults to the stable software branch for your architecture, for 22system. It defaults to the stable software branch for your architecture, for
23instance <c>x86</c>. 23instance <c>x86</c>.
24</p> 24</p>
25 25
26<p> 26<p>
27We recommend that you only use the stable branch. However, if you don't care 27We recommend that you only use the stable branch. However, if you don't care
132 132
133</body> 133</body>
134</subsection> 134</subsection>
135<subsection> 135<subsection>
136<title>The package.mask file</title> 136<title>The package.mask file</title>
137<body> 137<body>
138 138
139<p> 139<p>
140When you don't want Portage to take a certain package or a specific version of a 140When you don't want Portage to take a certain package or a specific version of a
141package into account you can mask it yourself by adding an appropriate line to 141package into account you can mask it yourself by adding an appropriate line to
142<path>/etc/portage/package.mask</path>. 142<path>/etc/portage/package.mask</path>.
143</p> 143</p>
144 144
145<p> 145<p>
146For instance, if you don't want Portage to install newer kernel sources than 146For instance, if you don't want Portage to install newer kernel sources than
147<c>development-sources-2.6.8.1</c>, you add the following line to 147<c>gentoo-sources-2.6.8.1</c>, you add the following line to
148<path>package.mask</path>: 148<path>package.mask</path>:
149</p> 149</p>
150 150
151<pre caption="/etc/portage/package.mask example"> 151<pre caption="/etc/portage/package.mask example">
152&gt;sys-kernel/development-sources-2.6.8.1 152&gt;sys-kernel/gentoo-sources-2.6.8.1
153</pre> 153</pre>
154 154
155</body> 155</body>
156</subsection> 156</subsection>
157</section> 157</section>
158</sections> 158</sections>

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