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From: Priit Laes <amd@...>
Subject: Re: FW: rsync etiquette follow-up
Date: Mon, 12 May 2003 19:31:17 +0000
On Mon, 12 May 2003 16:56:37 +0100
"Stuart Herbert" <stuart@...> wrote:

> Dear all,
> 
> I originally sent the comments below to GWN as feedback on the recent call
> for rsync etiquette.  Kurt Lieber [klieber@g.o] asked me to forward
> on to this list, for further discussion.
> 
> Please be gentle - this is my first posting to the list ;-)
> 
> Best regards,
> Stu
> --
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stuart Herbert [mailto:stuart@...] 
> Sent: 09 May 2003 11:24
> To: 'gwn-feedback@g.o'
> Cc: 'stuart@...'
> Subject: rsync etiquette follow-up
> 
> 
> Hi there,
> 
> I read with great interest your article on the need for rsync etiquette.
> I'm sure lots of people have already written to you making the same point.
> I'd like to add my voice to this point.
> 
> Gentoo's 'emerge' is a wonderful tool in many ways - but when it comes to a
> site containing multiple machines, improvements in its design could help
> reduce the load on your rsync servers.
> 
> I run four Gentoo boxes at the moment, and they're all connected to the
> Internet through a single firewall configured with masquerading.  If I were
> to rsync each machine just once a day, I wonder whether it would look like
> one machine had rsync'd four times from the point of view of the Gentoo
> rsync mirror that I use?
> 
> Anyway, whenever I install a new package onto a machine, it is important to
> my work that *each* of these machines has the same version of the package.
> The machines are different x86 architectures, so building a binary package
> on the one machine isn't my preferred choice.  The whole point of using
> Gentoo is that each machine runs code that is specifically optimised for the
> hardware.
Portage directory (/usr/portage) contains only new packages...
/var/db/pkg contains packages installed installed on machine...

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