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From: Alan McKinnon <alan@××××××××××××××××.za>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Portage wants to re-emerge old kernel sources
Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2007 07:33:00
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-user] Portage wants to re-emerge old kernel sources by Neil Bothwick
1 On Friday 23 February 2007, Neil Bothwick wrote:
2 > It's also faster to rm -fr the directories before unmerging. You'd
3 > have to do it afterwards anyway, to remove the files that portage did
4 > not install (unless you run make mrproper) but doing it first speeds
5 > things up a lot as it avoids portage deleting each file individually.
7 Heh. I unmerged 4 old kernels packages a few days ago. The deleting
8 took 20 minutes (!) Not surprising when you consider there were >30,000
9 files in each tree, and each one installed by portage has it's md5 sum
10 checked, then deleted. rm -rf would've taken 20 seconds...
12 alan
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16 Optimists say the glass is half full,
17 Pessimists say the glass is half empty,
18 Developers say wtf is the glass twice as big as it needs to be?
20 Alan McKinnon
21 alan at linuxholdings dot co dot za
22 +27 82, double three seven, one nine three five
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