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From: Alin Dobre <alin@...>
Subject: Re: rsync timeout and installation instructions
Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2004 17:49:14 +0200
Sven Vermeulen wrote:
> I have a user requesting me to update the installation instructions with a
> paragraph or two about increasing the RSYNC_TIMEOUT variable if the user
> receives a time-out even if he uses broadband access (due to too little
> system resources).
> 
> I'm personally not in favor of this (too little users will really need this
> information) and it's in the handbook already (when RSYNC_TIMEOUT is
> discussed) although not that visible to the users.

In the 6th chapter of the 1st part (where the `sync to latest' issue is 
discussed), you can create a note containing a reference to the 2nd 
chapter of the 3rd part, directly to the RSYNC-* variables, something like:
<note>
Users encountering timeouts for the rsync command, may want to set the 
RSYNC_TIMEOUT variable's value to a higher one (default is 180, may be 
set to 300 or even higher). For more information about the RSYNC related 
portage variables, please read  <<par3chap2_url>>
</note>

> 
> As a compromise I can always put this in a FAQ but honestly, I don't think
> this is a FAQ (it's the first time I hear about increasing RSYNC_TIMEOUT for
> broadband Internet access).

Neither a FAQ issue (not happenning often) nor a Quick Install guides 
one (I thought of this one, too).

> 
> Thoughts?
> 

-- 
Alin DOBRE
Registered Linux User #287199
Documentation Team - Gentoo.RO Community
http://www.gentoo.ro
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