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9<sections> 9<sections>
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11<version>1.4</version> 11<version>1.5</version>
12<date>2005-04-12</date> 12<date>2005-04-25</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>
34<subsection> 34<subsection>
35<title>The Testing Branch</title> 35<title>The Testing Branch</title>
36<body> 36<body>
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38<p> 38<p>
39If you want to use more recent software you can consider using the testing 39If you want to use more recent software, you can consider using the testing
40branch instead. To have Portage use the testing branch, add a ~ in front of your 40branch instead. To have Portage use the testing branch, add a ~ in front of your
41architecture. 41architecture.
42</p> 42</p>
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44<p> 44<p>
45The testing branch is exactly what it says - <e>Testing</e>. If a package is in
46testing, it means that the developers feel that it is functional but has not
47been thoroughly tested. You could very well be the first to discover a bug in
48the package in which case you could file a <uri
49link="http://bugs.gentoo.org">bugreport</uri> to let the developers know about
50it.
51</p>
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53<p>
45For instance, to select the testing branch for the x86 architecture, edit 54For example, to select the testing branch for the x86 architecture, edit
46<path>/etc/make.conf</path> and set: 55<path>/etc/make.conf</path> and set:
47</p> 56</p>
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49<pre caption="Setting the ACCEPT_KEYWORDS variable"> 58<pre caption="Setting the ACCEPT_KEYWORDS variable">
50ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="~x86" 59ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="~x86"
113<subsection> 122<subsection>
114<title>The package.unmask file</title> 123<title>The package.unmask file</title>
115<body> 124<body>
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117<p> 126<p>
127The Gentoo developers do <b>not</b> support the use of these files. Please
128exercise due caution while doing so. Support requests related to
129<c>package.unmask</c> and/or <c>package.mask</c> will not be answered. You have
130been warned.
131</p>
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133<p>
118When a package has been masked by the Gentoo developers and you still want to 134When a package has been masked by the Gentoo developers and you still want to
119use it despite the reason mentioned in the <path>package.mask</path> file 135use it despite the reason mentioned in the <path>package.mask</path> file
120(situated in <path>/usr/portage/profiles</path> by default), add the 136(situated in <path>/usr/portage/profiles</path> by default), add the
121<e>exact</e> same line in <path>/etc/portage/package.unmask</path>. 137<e>exact</e> same line in <path>/etc/portage/package.unmask</path>.
122</p> 138</p>

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