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Alec Warner wrote:
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>Jeremy Brake wrote:
>>How about speeding up the wait time on updating the portage cache after
>>a sync.. even on my AMD 64 3500 it takes a number of minutes to chug
>>are there any known ways to "vrrmmm" this up a little?
>Well the current problem is that in the 2.0 portage branch the cache
>code sucks. This is fixed in ~arch portage ( the 2.1_pre series ). For
>you users that don't want to upgrade to unstable, you should be able to
>use cdb to speed up the process.
>Setting RSYNC_EXCLUDES will not speed up the second half of the --sync (
>the --metadata portion ).
Thanks Alec, thats a really awesome explaination :)
My server runs a 5am script which does this, so i'm not too worried
about that machine. For those who are curious, its an Athlon 1800+ on a
10Mbit link, and it takes between 1 and 10 mins to process " emerge
--sync --quiet; emerge -upvD world; glsa-check -t all "
My home pc is on a 2Mbit link, so I only sync when i feel like checking
for updates, or when I want to install something new. This will take
minimum of 10 mins just to update the cache most times, sometimes more.
Being a home pc, I'm happy to have some unstable stuff installed. How
messy would it be to just run ~amd64 portage? would this work, or do I
ideally need to make the entire base system ~amd64? (ugh).
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