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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>
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18<version>1.8</version> 18<version>2</version>
19<date>2010-05-14</date> 19<date>2011-03-02</date>
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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>
85</subsection> 85</subsection>
86</section> 86</section>
87<section> 87<section>
88<title>Mixing Stable with Testing</title> 88<title>Mixing Stable with Testing</title>
89<subsection> 89<subsection>
90<title>The package.keywords location</title> 90<title>The package.accept_keywords location</title>
91<body> 91<body>
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93<p> 93<p>
94You can ask Portage to allow the testing branch for particular packages but use 94You can ask Portage to allow the testing branch for particular packages but use
95the stable branch for the rest of the system. To achieve this, add the package 95the stable branch for the rest of the system. To achieve this, add the package
96category and name you want to use the testing branch of in 96category and name you want to use the testing branch of in
97<path>/etc/portage/package.keywords</path>. You can also create a directory 97<path>/etc/portage/package.accept_keywords</path>. You can also create a
98(with the same name) and list the package in the files under that directory. 98directory (with the same name) and list the package in the files under that
99For instance, to use the testing branch for <c>gnumeric</c>: 99directory. For 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"> 102<pre caption="/etc/portage/package.accept_keywords setting for gnumeric">
103app-office/gnumeric 103app-office/gnumeric
104</pre> 104</pre>
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106</body> 106</body>
107</subsection> 107</subsection>
110<body> 110<body>
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112<p> 112<p>
113If you want to use a specific software version from the testing branch but you 113If you want to use a specific software version from the testing branch but you
114don't want Portage to use the testing branch for subsequent versions, you can 114don't want Portage to use the testing branch for subsequent versions, you can
115add in the version in the <path>package.keywords</path> location. In this case 115add in the version in the <path>package.accept_keywords</path> location. In this
116you <e>must</e> use the = operator. You can also enter a version range 116case you <e>must</e> use the = operator. You can also enter a version range
117using the &lt;=, &lt;, &gt; or &gt;= operators. 117using the &lt;=, &lt;, &gt; or &gt;= operators.
118</p> 118</p>
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120<p> 120<p>
121In any case, if you add version information, you <e>must</e> use an operator. If 121In any case, if you add version information, you <e>must</e> use an operator. If

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