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From: Grant Edwards <grant.b.edwards@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Re: How long does "Verifying /usr/portage" take?
Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2018 19:06:53
Message-Id: pi5kbn$k7$
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] Re: How long does "Verifying /usr/portage" take? by Grant Edwards
On 2018-07-06, Grant Edwards <grant.b.edwards@×××××.com> wrote:
> On 2018-07-06, Grant Edwards <grant.b.edwards@×××××.com> wrote: > >> Now that the public key stuff is working again (knock on wood), I'm >> curious if it's usual for an emerge --sync to take 10-15 minutes >> longer than it used due to the "Verifying /usr/portage" step. >> >> On some systems (with fewer packages installed) it only takes a minute >> or less. But, on my "main" desktop system it takes 10-15 minutes every >> time. > > I cleared out /usr/portage/distfiles, and the verify time dropped to > about 10 seconds. I should probably do that more often...
FWIW, I think that change was due to a warm buffer cache. The next few times I did a sync the verify was back to the usual 10+ minutes (with /usr/portage/distfiles still empty). -- Grant Edwards grant.b.edwards Yow! With YOU, I can be at MYSELF ... We don't NEED Dan Rather ...