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From: Neil Bothwick <neil@××××××××××.uk>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] a question about updating process
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:30:05
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] a question about updating process by behrouz khosravi
1 On Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:38:04 +0430, behrouz khosravi wrote:
3 > I was trying to emerge chromium and I noticed that it should download
4 > about 200 Mb, and no wonder cause it is source files, not binary
5 > executable. However I wanted to know that if a new version of chromium
6 > comes out, an update will download another 200 Mb or just a diff files
7 > to patch the altered files ? (I am a new user and I have not
8 > experienced that situation!)
10 It will download the source for the new version, which is generally a
11 separate tarball, so another 200MB. That's how Gentoo works, with very
12 few exceptions that source is downloaded and compiled.
14 If you want to avoid the large download and lengthy compile time of
15 chromium, use www-client/google-chrome instead, this is the pre-compiled
16 binary from Google.
19 --
20 Neil Bothwick
22 EMail - garbage at the speed of light.


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