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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 12:40 am    Post subject: How often do you sync? Reply with quote

Hello, I'm rather new to Gentoo. I have a friend who syncs every other day and yet another who syncs every month. How often should one sync?

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 12:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It depends on what updates you've read about and need, or what updates you want to check out. Sometimes when I'm installing a system and haven't got early kinks worked out and a sync fails, I'll sync or metadata a few times a day until I get it completely done. The longest I've gone without a sync is about 3 months.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 1:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I usually sync once every day or two. I loove getting updates.. :wink:
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 2:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Syncing is just part of the daily routine, sometimes I sync more then one time a day.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 3:54 am    Post subject: Indeed Reply with quote

Q-collective wrote:
Syncing is just part of the daily routine, sometimes I sync more then one time a day.

Indeed. Usually i sync once a day.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 4:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Q-collective wrote:
Syncing is just part of the daily routine, sometimes I sync more then one time a day.
Please try to limit yourself to once or twice per day, as any more could potentially put much unneeded load on the servers. Thanks.

(See: GF15: Rsync etiquette OR How often should I sync?)
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 4:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

codergeek42 wrote:
Q-collective wrote:
Syncing is just part of the daily routine, sometimes I sync more then one time a day.
Please try to limit yourself to once or twice per day, as any more could potentially put much unneeded load on the servers. Thanks.

(See: GF15: Rsync etiquette OR How often should I sync?)


Why do people feel the need to sync everyday? It just causes unnecessary strain on the servers. No one should have to sync more than once a week and even then that is too many syncs for the average user. Just because there is an update in portage to software you have installed does not mean you have to update it.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 4:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I sync portage and layman overlays and update world once per week. In times of intense development activity I sync and update twice per week.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 4:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It varies from daily to monthly - depending on what I am doing and my available free time
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 4:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A sync a day keeps the doctor away.....
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 5:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Twice a month.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 5:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I should add that, when I was still using gentoo, I synced and updated about every weekend or so. Though, it was sometimes a bit more often for security updates and things of that nature.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 6:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sync everyday? No way!
If you're happy with your system and you're not an update-geek, just sync one a week. This will make sure you get the most recent security updates in time and don't make sync-servers uselessly busy :D
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

<3 wrote:
Why do people feel the need to sync everyday? It just causes unnecessary strain on the servers. No one should have to sync more than once a week and even then that is too many syncs for the average user. Just because there is an update in portage to software you have installed does not mean you have to update it.


Yes it does, I so totally does.... I have the rss feeds for x86 testing and stable added to akregator, so I tend to only sync when I see that a package I use has been updated. Sometimes this is once a day, others its once a week. I try to avoid more than one per day, unless i am troubleshooting a nasty issue, which does not happen that often.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I only sync before I install new packages or when I feel the need to update my system, which due to time restraints is no more than once every other week!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

At work i sync once a week, at home i have set cron to do ir every nigth. But i will change it do be weekly too.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I usually do it at least once or twice a week, when I'm home and bored (like over the summer, yay college), I'll do it once a day because I've got nothing better to do.

On some machines I don't sync for months, and then get burned trying to update a bajillion packages in which half of them have bugs or don't work. Sucks when that happens.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

once a day :) (but only since it's vacation and im bored ... ^^)
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian wrote:
I usually do it at least once or twice a week, when I'm home and bored (like over the summer, yay college), I'll do it once a day because I've got nothing better to do.



I know what it is... We need girlfriends :lol:
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dont use Gentoo anymore, but I "sync" my pkgsrc tree about once or twice a fortnight to see whats new. If I find it interesting I install the update. GUI related stuff I update about once in 4 months.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I usually sync probably about twice a week... but I've lived without a sync for a month or so before.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

electrofreak wrote:
but I've lived without a sync for a month or so before


That must have been hell.... :D
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I usually just check packages.gentoo.org daily or so and see if there's anything interesting I want to update. So I usually end up syncing maybe 3 times a week.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How often do you sync? When ubuntu says that there are updates :wink:
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

xef wrote:
I know what it is... We need girlfriends :lol:


Yeah...

Since I'm at home, my mom bugs me about it...but I'm home for less than eight more weeks, and I deem that clearly not enough time to bother with anything serious, so I'll just play with Gentoo for the summer and hope there's nice freshmen girls back up at school... 8)
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