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On Thu, 2004-04-01 at 08:55, email@example.com wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 01, 2004 at 09:56:43AM -0500, Chris Gianelloni wrote:
> > On Thu, 2004-04-01 at 08:46, Paul de Vrieze wrote:
> > > 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.
> > Why does everyone always say "like games" anyway? Games are essential,
> > man. KDE and Gnome are cruft... ;p
> > Honestly, if you're worried about the portage tree, stop updating it so
> > much. There's really no need to be vigilant in portage updates. This
> > will become even more true in the future with the security only
> > updates. One other feature I would like to see is the ability to rsync
> > only certain parts of the tree, similar to how cvs works. I should be
> > able to be in my $PORTDIR/games-fps and do an "emerge dirsync" (or
> > whatever) and have it sync just that directory. I think it would save
> > the load on the servers if people are looking for specific updates to
> > specific packages.
> That sounds really scary to me. Won't this break stuff? Like things
> depending on ebuilds which you haven't synced as they are in a different
You're probably right. I just tend to work on a lot of ebuilds that
have very lax dependencies. Ignore that request everyone... ;P
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