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From: Dan Armak <danarmak@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Portage on dial-up connection?
Date: Sun, 03 Mar 2002 13:43:35
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] Portage on dial-up connection? by Sami Al-Sayed
1 On Sunday 03 March 2002 12:51, Sami Al-Sayed wrote:
2 > Hello,
3 >
4 > Just a quick query about Gentoo/Portage:
5 >
6 > Is it possible to use Portage with a standard (and pretty slow) PPP dial-up
7 > modem connection (ie. 56K)? Does Portage support resume of broken
8 > downloads?
9 >
10 > I have a free dial-up internet connection which (annoyingly) disconnects
11 > itself after every 2 hours of being connected, and would like to give
12 > Gentoo a try, as I have so far not been completely satisfied with the
13 > various binary distributions I've tried and their package management
14 > systems. I am also a self-confessed optimisation fanatic :-)
15 I and quite a few users have 56k dialup connections (not sure about other
16 developers though :-). I've never had any problems; I'm used to the
17 connection speed in general and downloadnig sources isn't any worse than
18 downloading other things (emotionally speaking). Anyway, once you build up a
19 big downloaded source databse in distfiles/ of a gigabyte or two, the
20 occasional download of a new version isn't very taxing on even a 56k
21 connection.
23 The latest build disk has dilup support, too.
25 Download resuming is already fully supported in the portage-1.8.9 tree. It is
26 now unstable and masked, but will be released before gentoo v1.0, and that
27 means beore the end of March.
29 --
30 Dan Armak
31 Gentoo Linux Developer, Desktop Team (KDE)
32 Matan, Israel