On 04/01/12 10:59, Fabian Groffen wrote:
> 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 , but gentoo-x86 people have been affected by
> now too . That sort of is a proof that I was correctly not
> convinced in comment #17 of said Prefix bug .
> 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.
>  https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=388345
>  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.