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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2005 12:46 am    Post subject: Would it be possible to use Bittorent style p2p with emerge? Reply with quote

I had this bright spark last week while downloading some large files.

If emerge had the option of using bittorent for download emerge updates in the same way snapshots are availible then in may help decrease server load espeically at peak times.

This is assuming that server load is currentily an issue and that this idea has never been tried!

Let me know whether any one thinks this is a good idea.
I don't have the abillity to implement it myself.
So if anyone would like use the idea or make an official proposal that would be great!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2005 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

just some mind game...

For huge files you can use 'deltup' which just sends over differences to files you already got. It uses kind of a wrapper for sending requests.

correct me if I'm wrong: If there is a torrent-master for distfiles, it should not be a great hassle to implement it as a fetch-method

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2005 3:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Search the forums, its been discussed as recently as a day ago.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quite an old topic but I have the same question...(I wasn't able to find the post mentionned)

Does Gentoo have any tools like an emerge-p2p to emerge our package from P2P network ?

I really like the P2P network and philosophy, as we all share files.

I know Ubuntu got some something like that, called apt-p2p (But I've never tried)

Thanks for your update !
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I actually like this idea, it would make it somewhat easier to grab old packages that are out of the main tree. (And some packages seem to drop off all the mirrors VERY quickly, making it hard to upgrade if you need to hit an intermediate step due to dependencies)
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Indeed.

Does Gentoo have something like that ?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Raptor85 wrote:
I actually like this idea, it would make it somewhat easier to grab old packages that are out of the main tree. (And some packages seem to drop off all the mirrors VERY quickly, making it hard to upgrade if you need to hit an intermediate step due to dependencies)


Yes, this would be a big plus. I'd participate to get this feature.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

just wanted to say that I would gladly help with this if it became an available feature as I have a sheevaplug that runs 24/7 as a seedbox, amongst other things.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Gentoo Chat to Duplicate Threads, please see Portage with p2p.
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