Gentoo Archives: gentoo-alt

From: Richard Yao <ryao@×××××××××××××.edu>
To: gentoo-alt@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-alt] [PREFIX] Prefix rsync now includes full gentoo-x86 repo
Date: Mon, 02 Apr 2012 06:06:32
Message-Id: 4F7921A4.4070001@cs.stonybrook.edu
In Reply to: [gentoo-alt] [PREFIX] Prefix rsync now includes full gentoo-x86 repo by Fabian Groffen
On 04/01/12 10:59, Fabian Groffen wrote:
> All, > > This is a headsup mostly for developers. The (good) news for users is > that all packages from regular Gentoo are now also available for Prefix > albeit being masked by missing keywords. > > Because of a growing whitelist.txt, and the tiresome process of adding > to whitelist.txt what is necessary, then waiting around an hour to sync > and find the next missing package, I decided to include all packages > from gx86 in the Prefix rsync tree. > > Of course "each advantage has its disadvantage", to quote Cruyff. In > the attached figure, the most prominent disadvantage is made visual: > generation time has increased from ~12 to ~17 minutes. For the 30 > minutes rotation this obviously makes no difference. > > Notice the bump of time necessary by egencache around 20:00, that is the > time Zac committed "cache-formats = md5-dict pms" to > metadata/layout.conf. In the Prefix tree, there now is a > metadata/md5-cache directory that should ultimately fix the bug we > observed in the past [1], but gentoo-x86 people have been affected by > now too [2]. That sort of is a proof that I was correctly not > convinced in comment #17 of said Prefix bug [1]. > > In the near future, we (Prefix) might jump ahead and stop distributing > the old metadata/cache, but for now we have both, like gx86. > > Because the Prefix overlay now "overshadows" the gx86 tree, I've removed > whitelist.txt, since it's obviously no longer used. Nothing is > necessary any more to "include" something in Prefix, as everything there > is, should be there now. > > > [1] https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=388345 > [2] https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=409445 >
While this is awesome, the longer sync times seems to have overloaded the server. It might be necessary to increase the number of mirrors.

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