Gentoo Archives: gentoo-dev

From: Paul de Vrieze <pauldv@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Do I really need the tree?
Date: Thu, 01 Apr 2004 13:47:09
Message-Id: 200404011547.04238.pauldv@gentoo.org
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] Do I really need the tree? by Manuzhai
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
Hash: SHA1

On Thursday 01 April 2004 14:19, Manuzhai wrote:
> Hi, > > I've been thinking about Gentoo Linux for some time. I first installed > it a year ago, and I really liked it > (http://www.manuzhai.nl/weblog/related.keyword/gentoo-linux/). Since > then, I've installed it on my server and am in the process of getting > a workable desktop-installation on my workstation. I wonder about > this, though: do I really need the Portage tree. > > I emerge sync my server about daily and my desktop somewhat irregular, > and I wonder: why do I have to do this. It seems (and I might be wrong > on this one) that I really only need package names, version numbers > and dependencies. These could easily be listed in a XML file (per > category, for example), which means I'd just have to download a few > XML files every time instead of having to rsync. I think the bandwidth > use may be equivalent, but mirroring would be a lot simpler and less > CPU-intensive if you just need to have a couple of XML files and a > httpd. > > So rephrasing my question: why do I have to download all these ebuilds > for software I never use? Just seems silly.
Basically because having such a scheme complicates things. It would change portage significantly, but it would be doable. In the meantime however please note that it is possible to exclude certain categories from the rsync (like games). That would be able to safe some space/time. Paul - -- Paul de Vrieze Gentoo Developer Mail: pauldv@g.o Homepage: http://www.devrieze.net -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.2.4 (GNU/Linux) iD8DBQFAbB1YbKx5DBjWFdsRAoUWAJ9m3QwFeOz4L3p2p4JOio+MssRyhACggGlN AnYNfEyCSL4nlW3txxrdLVg= =AnUE -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- -- gentoo-dev@g.o mailing list

Replies

Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-dev] Do I really need the tree? Chris Gianelloni <wolf31o2@g.o>