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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2002 8:22 pm    Post subject: portage suggestion Reply with quote

I have noticed how the portags system works...and its really cool so far, but I noticed something I believe unnecessarily adds much time to things like "emerge system."

The portage system works in this manner from my perception:

download -> install -> download -> install...

Linux is a multitasking operating system...cant it be done like this:

download -> download -> download...
install -> install -> install ...

in other words, have the two processes running beside each other so that you are always utilizing your bandwidth and cpu cycles most effectively and complete the system (probably much sooner) :D The developers of this system seem like pretty smart men and women...has this already been thought of? is there a problem with this?
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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2002 8:55 pm    Post subject: Re: portage suggestion Reply with quote

bonito wrote:
has this already been thought of? is there a problem with this?


I can't find the link right now, but I know I've seen this talked about before. I believe it's in the works for the next release of Gentoo.

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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2002 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, other people discussed this a while back, take a peek at: http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=11

I agree, it would be nice to have, I'm sure 56kers really need/like it.
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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2002 3:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

also it would be cool if there was options to either dl all packages, then compile at once, and another option to dl all packages, and compile one at a time, to have it take longer but less cpu
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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2002 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

febisfebi wrote:
also it would be cool if there was options to either dl all packages, then compile at once


Well, you can sort of achieve this with:

Code:
emerge --fetchonly <packagename>


It just requires a second emerge command to actually start the compile.

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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2002 5:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also, what happens if one compilation relies on the other? Won't you be getting the chicken before the egg syndrome and having the compiles crap out?
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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2002 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Psychephylax wrote:
Also, what happens if one compilation relies on the other?


emerge handles that -- it's pretty good with dependencies and figuring out compilation orders.

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