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From: Zac Medico <zmedico@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] emerge world taking excessive CPU/real time
Date: Sat, 31 Oct 2009 19:36:44
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] emerge world taking excessive CPU/real time by Robert Bradbury
Robert Bradbury wrote:
> I commonly run: > emerge --pretend --update --verbose --deep --newuse world > at least once every day to provide a list of recently updated packages > that I need to re-emerge. > > I've noticed recently (in the last 1-2 weeks) that it seems to be taking > a very long time. The one I've got running now has on the order of 8+ > CPU minutes which seems very long. I think this used to take <2 minutes.
Maybe it's backtracking for some reason. If that's the case, should see some related messages about backtracking. Please file a bug at and include --pretend --debug output for the long-running dependency calculation.
> I've also noticed some chatter on the gentoo-dev list about including > package dates in the portage database. > > Has anyone else encountered this problem or have any ideas about the > possible cause? Could it be python version related?
I haven't seen any other reports like this. I doubt that the python version is related.
> Versions are: portage- and Python 2.6.3 (r263:75183, Oct 3 2009, > 02:52:55). > > Thanks, > Robert > >
-- Thanks, Zac


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Re: [gentoo-dev] emerge world taking excessive CPU/real time Zac Medico <zmedico@g.o>