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Alec Warner wrote:
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> lnxg33k wrote:
>> Thanks Alec Warner for the great explanation. It still seems like by not
>> having portions of the tree by using EXCLUDEFORM and deleting the local
>> dirs that you'd save some time in the --metadata part of sync as less
>> ebuilds are available to be checked. Is this simply a wrong misconception?
> The portion that "updates metadata cache" has nothing to do with what
> ebuilds are in the tree. It simply takes the server-side caches (
> pregenerated ) and sync them into your local cache. You could RSYNC
> exclude the whole tree and this will still happen for every package,
> since the metadata is generated on the server ( and the server has the
> whole tree ).
> Now if you were to rsync exclude metadata/ you would reduce the
> - --metadata portion...because it wouldn't happen ;)
Ah, ok. Hearing it again makes it sound more reasonable. I'll have to watch my
rsync output a bit more closely. Thanks again for the explanation.
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