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From: BRM <bm_witness@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Emerge takes a long time calculating dependencies...
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2008 14:01:36
1 I only use the standard emerge utility. I can't access the system at the moment since I'm at work. I was hoping to have some ideas to try out tonight.
3 I believe my cron job just does a straight call to "emerge --sync" (e.g. no wrapping script, etc.); and it runs sometime between midnight and 6 AM. (Can't recall off hand.)
4 But - per gentoo portage protocol - it only runs once a day, no more.
6 And I am only referring to the time specified in the "calculating dependencies" stage when one first runs "emerge world -vuDNp".
8 I'll see if I have the space available to move portage on/off the partition it is on and see if that improves things; it is an ext3 partition that it is on.
10 Ben
14 ----- Original Message ----
15 From: Daniel Pielmeier <daniel.pielmeier@××××××××××.com>
16 To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
17 Sent: Thursday, September 18, 2008 9:36:23 AM
18 Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Emerge takes a long time calculating dependencies...
20 2008/9/18 BRM <bm_witness@×××××.com>:
21 > And syncing portage is done nightly using a cron job to do "emerge --sync"; however, I run "emerge world -vuDNp" manually.
23 How often does this cron job run and what are the contents of your
24 cron script. Do you use "emerge --sync" or probably "eix-sync". I am
25 asking this because if you sync to often and you use eix-sync the
26 portage cache is deleted in advantage of the sync and is not recreated
27 if it fails because of identical timestamps between the local machine
28 and the rsync server.
30 So when calling emerge after this the cache has to be created before
31 and thus it seems dependency calculation takes very long.
33 > (The system also hosts portage via rsync for my other gentoo system on my network too, which I manually sync against it; I might be adding another system too in the same manner, not sure yet.)
34 >
35 > Ben


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Re: [gentoo-user] Emerge takes a long time calculating dependencies... Daniel Pielmeier <daniel.pielmeier@××××××××××.com>