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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>2</version> 18<version>3</version>
19<date>2011-03-02</date> 19<date>2011-03-02</date>
20 20
21<section> 21<section>
22<title>Using One Branch</title> 22<title>Using One Branch</title>
23<subsection> 23<subsection>
103app-office/gnumeric 103app-office/gnumeric
104</pre> 104</pre>
105 105
106</body> 106</body>
107</subsection> 107</subsection>
108<subsection> 108<subsection id="versions">
109<title>Test Particular Versions</title> 109<title>Test Particular Versions</title>
110<body> 110<body>
111 111
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
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
153desired version (usually this will be the exact same line from
153<e>exact</e> same line in the <path>/etc/portage/package.unmask</path> file 154<path>profiles</path>) in the <path>/etc/portage/package.unmask</path> file
154(or in a file in that directory if it is a directory). 155(or in a file in that directory if it is a directory).
155</p> 156</p>
156 157
157<p> 158<p>
158For instance, if <c>=net-mail/hotwayd-0.8</c> is masked, you can unmask it by 159For instance, if <c>=net-mail/hotwayd-0.8</c> is masked, you can unmask it by
160</p> 161</p>
161 162
162<pre caption="/etc/portage/package.unmask"> 163<pre caption="/etc/portage/package.unmask">
163=net-mail/hotwayd-0.8 164=net-mail/hotwayd-0.8
164</pre> 165</pre>
166
167<note>
168If an entry in <path>/usr/portage/profiles/package.mask</path> contains a range
169of package versions, you will need to unmask only the version(s) you actually
170want. Please read the <uri link="#versions">previous section</uri> to learn how
171to specify versions in <path>package.unmask</path>.
172</note>
165 173
166</body> 174</body>
167</subsection> 175</subsection>
168<subsection> 176<subsection>
169<title>The package.mask location</title> 177<title>The package.mask location</title>

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