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how do I emerge a package from testing if I'm in stable? particularly, firefox 1.5. I've read the portage and emerge man pages, maybe I missed something. edit: I just ...
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    emerge: quick question


    how do I emerge a package from testing if I'm in stable?

    particularly, firefox 1.5.

    I've read the portage and emerge man pages, maybe I missed something.

    edit:

    I just remembered that 1.0.7 doesn't upgrade to 1.5 with firefox's built in upgrade thing. Are 1.0.7 and 1.5 different programs or soemthing?? or maybe 1.5 is only beta?

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    You need to add this to your /etc/make.conf file

    ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="~x86"
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    no don't add that to your make.conf because then every package that you emerge will be from the unstable branch.

    instead if you just want a certain package market for unstable you would add this to:

    /etc/portage/package.keywords
    www-client/mozilla-firefox ~x86
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    Sorry, I misread the post. I thought he wanted the unstable branch.
    Which btw is quite stable.
    Been using it for about 6 months now and it hasn't broken anything major.
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    Quote Originally Posted by budman7
    Sorry, I misread the post. I thought he wanted the unstable branch.
    Which btw is quite stable.
    Been using it for about 6 months now and it hasn't broken anything major.
    anything _major_

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    Just small stuff.
    My rc.conf file had a kdm line in it.
    After an update, it was switched to xdm.
    15 minutes of research, problem solved.
    Now when I do "emerge -u world", I use etc-update with the -3 option.
    Now nothing gets broken.
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