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From: Grobian <grobian@g.o>
Subject: Re: Documentation Update
Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2005 20:05:12 +0200

Hasan Khalil wrote:
> 
> On Aug 10, 2005, at 24:42, Grobian wrote:
> 
>> | Note: With each emerge --sync, the /usr/portage directory is wiped of
>> | any user changes. Be sure to keep a log of your development efforts
>> | and report your findings to the Gentoo for Mac OS X team.
>>
>> Ehm, is this really true?  I vaguely remember in my first days doing 
>> this thinking a sync would wipe out my mess, then coming to the 
>> conclusion it didn't.  I don't know exactly how rsync is being called, 
>> but if a file is newer on the target host, than on the server, is it 
>> overwritten?  I thought rsync is able to optimise by only beaming over 
>> the changed files on the server side, preventing copying all of the 
>> files (550MB currently).  Somebody slap me with the man page and the 
>> massive number of options supplied to rsync when running emerge sync 
>> if I see ghosts here...
> 
> AFAIK, yes. Any time I've made changes to /usr/portage and then did a 
> sync, regardless of whether or not there was an actual update to that 
> file in the meanwhile, my changes were overwritten.
> 
> Feel free to attack me with a medium-sized herring if I'm completely 
> wrong in throwing in said <note>. I just thought that note would be a 
> nice thing to have in there for anyone who was confused at this 
> functionality. If anyone feels as though it shouldn't be there, please 
> let me know and I'd be glad to remove it.

I'm just unsure about it.  It think it would be best to anyhow 
disencourage people to mess with their /usr/portage/ (shoot no, auto 
completion here ;)).  I learnt it somehow the hard way that it is not 
'handy' to hack that tree ;)
/me mumbles something about lost sources, etc...


-- 
Fabian Groffen
eBuild && Porting
Gentoo for Mac OS X
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Re: Documentation Update
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