Gentoo Package Management with Portage
Posted Jun 10, 2004 3:11 UTC (Thu) by yodermk
Parent article: Gentoo Package Management with Portage
>>> # ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="~x86" emerge packagename
Actually, that's not the recommended way of doing it. That will emerge the "beta" version once, but can confuse the system when upgrading. If you do an "emerge -u world", it will likely downgrade to the stable version. If you do an "emerge -U world", to force only upgrades and never downgrade, it could break your system by not reverting packages later found to be buggy. That is, however, how I did it, until I discovered this thread in the Gentoo forums:
This is a must read for every Gentoo user. It starts getting good with robmoss2k's second post, about a fourth of a way down the page.
Portage is incredible. I'm nearly infinitely glad I switched from Red Hat about a year ago. :) I still use Fedora at work, but maybe I'll get them on Gentoo some day. :)
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