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From: Chris Bainbridge <C.J.Bainbridge@×××××.uk>
To: gentoo-dev@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] speeding up emerge sync...and being nice to the mirrors
Date: Fri, 16 May 2003 12:32:17
Message-Id: 200305161329.36155.C.J.Bainbridge@ed.ac.uk
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] speeding up emerge sync...and being nice to the mirrors by rob holland
On Friday 16 May 2003 10:37, rob holland wrote:
> --On Friday, May 16, 2003 10:35:26 +0000 Chris Bainbridge > > <C.J.Bainbridge@×××××.uk> wrote: > >> only one file to diff, which in my mind should be more > >> efficient. no more waiting for the 40000 file list to > >> arrive. > > Seeing as no-one else has piped up yet... :) > > The main problem with using a loopback fs is that we'd then need to require > kernel support for it. > > The main problem with using a tar file and rsyncing that is that we have to > tar/untar the whole portage tree each time. That takes a while (and quite a > lot of space) :/
Agreed, I came to the conclusion that cvsup was probably most bandwidth efficient for portage, and rgzip/rsync combo for updating distfiles (this would be a godsend for modem users when something like kde gets updated). -- gentoo-dev@g.o mailing list