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testing packages in gentoo (was Re: [vox-tech] xorg X11R6.7.0)
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testing packages in gentoo (was Re: [vox-tech] xorg X11R6.7.0)

Daniel Hurt wrote:


| | It is better to have modified or custom ebuilds in /usr/local/portage.
| You will also need to uncomment
| | PORTDIR_OVERLAY="/usr/local/portage"
| | in /etc/make.conf. Just copy over your modified ebuilds, into an
| equivalent folder tree. These will not get overwritten when you do an
| emerge sync.
Actually, I found the solution if you would like to use an unstable package.
I have not been paying enough attention to the gentoo boards. Instead of
modifiying the ebuild to make the package stable, you should add it to this


"So an example package.keywords file might look like this:

sys-devel/gcc ~x86
x11-base/xfree ~x86

This would tell portage that it should use the "~x86" keyword for gcc and
xfree and the "x86" keyword for everything else."

The reference is a discussion on using emerge -U instead of emerge -u:

Ah, yes, this looks like a much better solution for inclusion of testing packages. I'll give it a try the next time I run my upgrades. Thanks for posting to the list!

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