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To: tigger@g.o
From: Chris Gianelloni <wolf31o2@g.o>
Subject: Re: Do I really need the tree?
Date: Thu, 01 Apr 2004 10:33:02 -0500
On Thu, 2004-04-01 at 08:55, tigger@g.o 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
> category?

You're probably right.  I just tend to work on a lot of ebuilds that
have very lax dependencies.  Ignore that request everyone... ;P

-- 
Chris Gianelloni
Developer, Gentoo Linux
Games Team

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