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From: Mike Frysinger <vapier@g.o>
Subject: Re: Feature request: package.use.stable.mask and package.use.stable.force
Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2012 21:02:51 -0400
On Thursday 26 April 2012 18:03:54 Andreas K. Huettel wrote:
> * two new files in profile directories supported, package.use.stable.mask
> and package.use.stable.force
> * syntax is identical to package.use.mask and package.use.force
> * meaning is identical to package.use.mask and package.use.force, except
> that the resulting rules are ONLY applied iff a stable keyword is in use

i'd love to see this as i'm tangling with pretty much the same problem: on 
ia64, we want java in ~arch, but never in stable (just don't have the 
resources for it).  this causes problems for packages that have USE=java and 
are stable, but work fine when they're unstable.
-mike
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