Gentoo Updating Issues

So, I have one problem so far in using Gentoo Linux. There are certain applications that I want to use bleeding edge software. Things like my new aggregator and my IM client. I pay attention to the development, so using the latest stuff is important. Well, in Gentoo, the way to do this is to tell it to accept packages which aren't yet in the general distribution. Well, since I only want to do this for certain packages brings my problem out.

Normally, to update my system, I would do something like:

emerge sync
emerge -uvDp world (to see what's updated)
emerge -uvD world (to actually update everything)

Well, if you have packages which are still unsupported, trying to do this tries to force downgrades. I feel that it should be smart enough to see that the packages I have installed are newer (which it actually does), but to just ignore them unless there are newer packages instead of trying to downgrade them.

Is there a way to do this that I am missing? I know if I just accepted ALL packages that are in development, I could just add an ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="~x86" to my make.conf, but since I only want it for some packages, I don't know if there is a way.

Just a minor problem, but an annoyance, as it makes updating much more difficult.


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