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On Friday 16 May 2003 10:37, rob holland wrote:
> --On Friday, May 16, 2003 10:35:26 +0000 Chris Bainbridge
> <C.J.Bainbridge@...> 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).
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