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From: Heinrich Wendel <lanius@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Portage ebuild cruft
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2005 16:40:24
1 Hi,
3 Portage is slow? How to make it faster? By removing unused ebuilds!
5 I wrote a little script to check which ebuilds in portage aren't used
6 anylonger, here the result:
8 Total packages checked: 9076
9 Total ebuilds checked: 18662
10 Total ebuilds to remove: 4643
12 Of course the script can't detect every ebuild situation, so take the numbers
13 with care. But still it shows that 1/4 of all ebuilds could be removed. This
14 would improve portage performance by at least 1/4, so developers go ahead.
15 The script is attached, just run it as if it was repoman, it won't do
16 anything, just show the orphaned packages.
18 mfg, heinrich :-)


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Re: [gentoo-dev] Portage ebuild cruft Brian Harring <ferringb@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] Portage ebuild cruft Tom Wesley <tom@×××××.org>