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> First off, sorry if this isn't the right place!
> I didn't see anything more appropriate though, except
> perhaps Portage-dev, but I'm not a developer.
> I'm a FreeBSD user switching to Gentoo for my home
> system. Linux 2.6 is a LOT more stable than any
> FreeBSD 5.x-RELEASE kernels right now, and Linux
> has much better support for Wine and such.
> One of the most obvious differences between FreeBSD
> ports and Gentoo Portage is how LONG it takes to
> search for ports/packages with Portage.
> I have 525 ports installed on my FreeBSD laptop right
> now, and probably only half of that installed on the
> Gentoo machine, but the gentoo machine crunches a lot
> more doing a --search than the FreeBSD machine does
> with a pkg_version -vs 'name'.
> And forget about --searchdesc! That takes ages!
> Is portage not hash indexed or something?
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