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From: Brian Jackson <iggy@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Do I really need the tree?
Date: Thu, 01 Apr 2004 17:23:47
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] Do I really need the tree? by Manuzhai
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On Thursday 01 April 2004 06:19, Manuzhai wrote:
> Hi, > > I've been thinking about Gentoo Linux for some time. I first installed > it a year ago, and I really liked it > ( Since > then, I've installed it on my server and am in the process of getting a > workable desktop-installation on my workstation. I wonder about this, > though: do I really need the Portage tree. > > I emerge sync my server about daily and my desktop somewhat irregular, > and I wonder: why do I have to do this.
What I do is share my /usr/portage via nfs between all my boxes, that way I only have one copy that has to be synced. This also shares the distfiles directory so I don't download all distfiles twice (or 6 times in my case). Then I just set my server up to sync in the middle of the night when I'm (supposed to be) asleep, and all is well. - --Iggy
> It seems (and I might be wrong > on this one) that I really only need package names, version numbers and > dependencies. These could easily be listed in a XML file (per category, > for example), which means I'd just have to download a few XML files > every time instead of having to rsync. I think the bandwidth use may be > equivalent, but mirroring would be a lot simpler and less CPU-intensive > if you just need to have a couple of XML files and a httpd. > > So rephrasing my question: why do I have to download all these ebuilds > for software I never use? Just seems silly. > > Regards, > > Manuzhai
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