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15<title>Using One Branch</title> 15<title>Using One Branch</title>
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17<title>The Stable Branch</title> 17<title>The Stable Branch</title>
46testing, it means that the developers feel that it is functional but has not 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 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 48the package in which case you could file a <uri
49link="http://bugs.gentoo.org">bugreport</uri> to let the developers know about 49link="http://bugs.gentoo.org">bugreport</uri> to let the developers know about
50it. 50it.
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54Beware though, you might notice stability issues, imperfect package handling
55(for instance wrong/missing dependencies), too frequent updates (resulting in
56lots of building) or broken packages. If you do not know how Gentoo works and
57how to solve problems, we recommend that you stick with the stable and tested
58branch.
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54For example, to select the testing branch for the x86 architecture, edit 62For example, to select the testing branch for the x86 architecture, edit
55<path>/etc/make.conf</path> and set: 63<path>/etc/make.conf</path> and set:

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