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9<sections> 9<sections>
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11<abstract> 11<abstract>
12Gentoo provides software separated in several branches, depending on stability 12Gentoo provides software separated in several branches, depending on stability
13and architectural support. "Mixing Software Branches" inform you how these 13and architectural support. "Mixing Software Branches" inform you how these
14branches can be configured and how you can override this separation 14branches can be configured and how you can override this separation
15individually. 15individually.
16</abstract> 16</abstract>
17 17
18<version>1.7</version> 18<version>1.8</version>
19<date>2006-08-01</date> 19<date>2010-05-14</date>
20 20
21<section> 21<section>
22<title>Using One Branch</title> 22<title>Using One Branch</title>
23<subsection> 23<subsection>
24<title>The Stable Branch</title> 24<title>The Stable Branch</title>
97<path>/etc/portage/package.keywords</path>. You can also create a directory 97<path>/etc/portage/package.keywords</path>. You can also create a directory
98(with the same name) and list the package in the files under that directory. 98(with the same name) and list the package in the files under that directory.
99For instance, to use the testing branch for <c>gnumeric</c>: 99For instance, to use the testing branch for <c>gnumeric</c>:
100</p> 100</p>
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102<pre caption="/etc/portage/package.keywords setting for gnumeric, full line"> 102<pre caption="/etc/portage/package.keywords setting for gnumeric">
103app-office/gnumeric ~x86 103app-office/gnumeric
104</pre> 104</pre>
105 105
106</body> 106</body>
107</subsection> 107</subsection>
108<subsection> 108<subsection>
125<p> 125<p>
126In the following example we ask Portage to accept gnumeric-1.2.13: 126In the following example we ask Portage to accept gnumeric-1.2.13:
127</p> 127</p>
128 128
129<pre caption="Enabling a particular gnumeric test version"> 129<pre caption="Enabling a particular gnumeric test version">
130=app-office/gnumeric-1.2.13 ~x86 130=app-office/gnumeric-1.2.13
131</pre> 131</pre>
132 132
133</body> 133</body>
134</subsection> 134</subsection>
135</section> 135</section>
137<title>Using Masked Packages</title> 137<title>Using Masked Packages</title>
138<subsection> 138<subsection>
139<title>The package.unmask location</title> 139<title>The package.unmask location</title>
140<body> 140<body>
141 141
142<p> 142<impo>
143The Gentoo developers do <b>not</b> support the use of this location. Please 143The Gentoo developers do <b>not</b> support the use of this location. Please
144exercise due caution when doing so. Support requests related to 144exercise due caution when doing so. Support requests related to
145<c>package.unmask</c> and/or <c>package.mask</c> will not be answered. You have 145<c>package.unmask</c> and/or <c>package.mask</c> will not be answered. You have
146been warned. 146been warned.
147</p> 147</impo>
148 148
149<p> 149<p>
150When a package has been masked by the Gentoo developers and you still want to 150When a package has been masked by the Gentoo developers and you still want to
151use it despite the reason mentioned in the <path>package.mask</path> file 151use it despite the reason mentioned in the <path>package.mask</path> file
152(situated in <path>/usr/portage/profiles</path> by default), add the 152(situated in <path>/usr/portage/profiles</path> by default), add the

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