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PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2002 4:37 am    Post subject: UN3: How long does it take to install Gentoo? Reply with quote

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The following are some measurements I made while doing a fresh Gentoo install. I took care do download all needed files before starting to install them, so that the measurements would only include the time taken to unpack, compile, install and merge the referred packages, and not the time spend downloading them.

Relevant system specs:

Athlon XP 1700 (1.47 GHz)
384 MB DDR PC2100
GCC 3.2.1

(Notice that I didn't include the Gentoo version, because it simply doesn't matter.)

Now, the install process:

1. scripts/
At the time I did this, glibc-2.3.1 was still tagged with ~x86, so I put ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="~x86" in my make.conf. This led to some problems, but nothing I couldn't work around.
# time scripts/

real    102m33.855s
user    81m22.745s
sys     12m35.512s

2. emerge system
emerge system would install 71 packages, but a problem with my boot partition caused the installation of grub to fail, stopping the process in the middle. After fixing it, I resumed the installation of the remaining 38 packages. I also made sure that emerge system would not include XFree.
# emerge -p system (part 1)

[ebuild  N   ] dev-python/python-fchksum-1.6.1
[ebuild  N   ] sys-devel/m4-1.4p
[ebuild  N   ] sys-apps/groff-1.17.2-r3
[ebuild  N   ] sys-libs/gdbm-1.8.0-r5
[ebuild  N   ] sys-devel/perl-5.6.1-r7
[ebuild  N   ] sys-devel/autoconf-2.54
[ebuild  N   ] sys-apps/bash-2.05b-r3
[ebuild  N   ] sys-libs/readline-4.3-r3
[ebuild  N   ] dev-lang/python-2.2.2
[ebuild  N   ] app-shells/sash-3.4-r5
[ebuild  N   ] dev-perl/ExtUtils-MakeMaker-6.05-r1
[ebuild  N   ] sys-libs/slang-1.4.5-r2
[ebuild  N   ] app-editors/nano-1.0.9
[ebuild  N   ] dev-libs/openssl-0.9.6g-r1
[ebuild  N   ] net-ftp/ftp-0.17-r2
[ebuild  N   ] sys-devel/automake-1.6.3
[ebuild  N   ] net-misc/dhcpcd-1.3.22_p3-r1
[ebuild  N   ] net-misc/rsync-2.5.5-r1
[ebuild  N   ] net-misc/wget-1.8.2-r1
[ebuild  N   ] sys-apps/bzip2-1.0.2-r2
[ebuild  N   ] sys-apps/kbd-1.06-r1
[ebuild  N   ] sys-apps/cpio-2.5
[ebuild  N   ] sys-apps/debianutils-1.16.3
[ebuild  N   ] sys-apps/diffutils-2.8.4-r1
[ebuild  N   ] sys-apps/e2fsprogs-1.32
[ebuild  N   ] sys-apps/ed-0.2-r3
[ebuild  N   ] sys-apps/fbset-2.1
[ebuild  N   ] sys-apps/file-3.39
[ebuild  N   ] sys-apps/fileutils-4.1.11
[ebuild  N   ] sys-apps/findutils-4.1.7-r1
[ebuild  N   ] sys-apps/gawk-3.1.1-r1
[ebuild  N   ] sys-apps/grep-2.5-r1
[ebuild  N   ] sys-apps/grub-0.92-r1

# time emerge system (part 1)

real    32m59.367s
user    25m47.978s
sys     3m47.764s

# emerge -p system (part 2)

[ebuild  N   ] sys-apps/gzip-1.3.3
[ebuild  N   ] sys-apps/hdparm-5.2-r3
[ebuild  N   ] sys-apps/iptables-1.2.7a
[ebuild  N   ] sys-apps/less-378
[ebuild  N   ] sys-apps/cronbase-0.2.1-r1
[ebuild  N   ] sys-apps/man-1.5k
[ebuild  N   ] sys-apps/man-pages-1.52
[ebuild  N   ] sys-apps/modutils-2.4.22
[ebuild  N   ] sys-apps/net-tools-1.60-r5
[ebuild  N   ] sys-apps/netkit-base-0.17-r6
[ebuild  N   ] sys-apps/procps-3.1.1
[ebuild  N   ] sys-apps/psmisc-21.2
[ebuild  N   ] sys-apps/sed-4.0.3
[ebuild  N   ] sys-apps/setserial-2.17-r2
[ebuild  N   ] sys-apps/sh-utils-2.0.15
[ebuild  N   ] dev-libs/glib-1.2.10-r5
[ebuild  N   ] sys-devel/flex-2.5.23
[ebuild  N   ] sys-apps/miscfiles-1.3
[ebuild  N   ] sys-libs/cracklib-2.7-r6
[ebuild  N   ] sys-libs/pwdb-0.61-r4
[ebuild  N   ] sys-libs/pam-0.75-r10
[ebuild  N   ] sys-apps/shadow-4.0.3-r2
[ebuild  N   ] sys-apps/pam-login-3.7
[ebuild  N   ] sys-apps/sharutils-4.2.1-r6
[ebuild  N   ] app-arch/ncompress-4.2.4
[ebuild  N   ] sys-apps/tar-1.13.25-r3
[ebuild  N   ] sys-apps/textutils-2.1
[ebuild  N   ] sys-apps/util-linux-2.11w
[ebuild  N   ] sys-apps/which-2.14
[ebuild  N   ] sys-devel/bc-1.06-r4
[ebuild  N   ] sys-devel/bin86-0.16.0
[ebuild  N   ] sys-devel/bison-1.35
[ebuild  N   ] sys-devel/make-3.80
[ebuild  N   ] sys-libs/db-1.85-r1
[ebuild  N   ] sys-libs/db-3.2.9-r1
[ebuild  N   ] sys-apps/tcp-wrappers-7.6-r4
[ebuild  N   ] net-misc/openssh-3.5_p1
[ebuild  N   ] sys-apps/devfsd-1.3.25

# time emerge system (part 2)

real    19m6.166s
user    13m36.286s
sys     3m16.329s

3. the kernel (everything compiled in, no modules this time)
# time make bzImage

real    10m24.735s
user    9m45.218s
sys     0m21.864s

4. the first big monster: XFree 4.2.1-r1
I don't remember if I had to install anything before XFree to satisfy its dependencies, but I didn't include those in the measurement anyway. These results are for XFree alone.
# time emerge xfree

real    66m7.792s
user    54m3.343s
sys     4m55.301s

5. I wanted to try Nautilus, so I got 62 new packages to install
# emerge -p nautilus

[ebuild  N   ] dev-util/pkgconfig-0.14.0
[ebuild    U ] dev-libs/glib-2.0.7
[ebuild  N   ] net-libs/linc-0.5.5
[ebuild  N   ] dev-libs/popt-1.7
[ebuild  N   ] dev-libs/libIDL-0.8.0
[ebuild  N   ] gnome-base/ORBit2-2.4.4
[ebuild  N   ] media-libs/libpng-1.2.5
[ebuild  N   ] media-libs/jpeg-6b-r3
[ebuild  N   ] media-libs/tiff-3.5.7-r1
[ebuild  N   ] x11-libs/pango-1.0.5
[ebuild  N   ] dev-libs/atk-1.0.3-r1
[ebuild  N   ] x11-libs/gtk+-2.0.9
[ebuild  N   ] dev-libs/libxml2-2.4.28
[ebuild  N   ] gnome-base/gconf-1.2.1
[ebuild  N   ] gnome-base/bonobo-activation-1.0.4
[ebuild  N   ] dev-util/intltool-0.23
[ebuild  N   ] gnome-base/libbonobo-2.0.1
[ebuild  N   ] dev-libs/libxslt-1.0.22
[ebuild  N   ] media-libs/alsa-lib-0.9.0_rc6
[ebuild  N   ] media-libs/audiofile-0.2.3-r1
[ebuild  N   ] media-sound/esound-0.2.29
[ebuild  N   ] gnome-base/gnome-mime-data-2.0.1
[ebuild  N   ] gnome-base/gnome-vfs-
[ebuild  N   ] gnome-base/libgnome-2.0.6
[ebuild  N   ] dev-libs/expat-1.95.5
[ebuild  N   ] dev-python/PyXML-0.8.1
[ebuild  N   ] app-text/docbook-xsl-stylesheets-1.52.2
[ebuild  N   ] app-arch/unzip-5.50-r1
[ebuild  N   ] app-text/docbook-xml-dtd-4.1.2-r3
[ebuild  N   ] gnome-base/libglade-2.0.1
[ebuild  N   ] media-libs/libart_lgpl-2.3.10
[ebuild  N   ] gnome-base/libgnomecanvas-2.0.5
[ebuild  N   ] gnome-base/libbonoboui-
[ebuild  N   ] net-nds/portmap-5b-r6
[ebuild  N   ] app-admin/fam-oss-2.6.9
[ebuild  N   ] media-libs/libogg-1.0
[ebuild  N   ] media-libs/libvorbis-1.0-r1
[ebuild  N   ] net-ftp/curl-7.10.2
[ebuild  N   ] media-libs/libao-0.8.3
[ebuild  N   ] media-sound/vorbis-tools-1.0-r1
[ebuild  N   ] sys-apps/eject-2.0.12
[ebuild  N   ] gnome-base/libgnomeui-2.0.6-r1
[ebuild  N   ] gnome-base/gnome-desktop-2.0.10
[ebuild  N   ] app-text/sgml-common-0.6.3-r2
[ebuild  N   ] app-text/openjade-1.3.1-r5
[ebuild  N   ] app-text/docbook-sgml-dtd-3.1
[ebuild  N   ] app-text/docbook-sgml-dtd-3.0
[ebuild  N   ] app-text/docbook-xml-simple-dtd-
[ebuild  N   ] dev-perl/SGMLSpm-1.03-r4
[ebuild  N   ] net-libs/libwww-5.4.0-r1
[ebuild  N   ] dev-util/dialog-0.9_beta20020519
[ebuild  N   ] app-text/tetex-1.0.7-r11
[ebuild  N   ] app-text/jadetex-3.12
[ebuild  N   ] app-text/docbook-dsssl-stylesheets-1.77
[ebuild  N   ] app-text/docbook-sgml-dtd-4.0
[ebuild  N   ] app-text/docbook-sgml-dtd-4.1
[ebuild  N   ] app-text/docbook-sgml-utils-0.6.11-r2
[ebuild  N   ] app-text/scrollkeeper-0.3.11-r1
[ebuild  N   ] gnome-base/librsvg-2.0.1
[ebuild  N   ] gnome-base/gail-0.17
[ebuild  N   ] gnome-base/eel-2.0.8
[ebuild  N   ] gnome-base/nautilus-2.0.8

# time emerge nautilus

real    104m11.374s
user    83m3.309s
sys     13m53.172s

6. after having Nautilus, why not just 26 more packages to complete GNOME?
# emerge -p gnome

[ebuild  N   ] x11-wm/metacity-2.4.1
[ebuild  N   ] media-sound/sox-12.17.3-r2
[ebuild  N   ] gnome-extra/gnome-media-2.0.3
[ebuild  N   ] x11-libs/libwnck-0.18
[ebuild  N   ] gnome-base/gnome-panel-2.0.11
[ebuild  N   ] gnome-extra/gconf-editor-0.3.1
[ebuild  N   ] gnome-base/control-center-2.0.3
[ebuild  N   ] x11-libs/libzvt-2.0.1-r2
[ebuild  N   ] gnome-base/libgnomeprint-1.116.1
[ebuild  N   ] media-gfx/eog-1.0.4
[ebuild  N   ] gnome-extra/gnome-games-2.0.6
[ebuild  N   ] x11-terms/gnome-terminal-2.0.2
[ebuild  N   ] gnome-base/gnome-session-2.0.9
[ebuild  N   ] gnome-extra/libgtkhtml-2.0.2
[ebuild  N   ] gnome-extra/yelp-1.0.7
[ebuild  N   ] gnome-base/libgtop-2.0.0-r1
[ebuild  N   ] gnome-base/gnome-applets-2.0.4
[ebuild  N   ] gnome-extra/gnome2-user-docs-2.0.1
[ebuild  N   ] gnome-base/libgnomeprintui-1.116.0
[ebuild  N   ] app-editors/gedit-2.0.6
[ebuild  N   ] gnome-base/gdm-
[ebuild  N   ] gnome-extra/gnome-system-monitor-2.0.3
[ebuild  N   ] sys-devel/gdb-5.2.1
[ebuild  N   ] gnome-extra/bug-buddy-2.2.0
[ebuild  N   ] gnome-extra/gnome-utils-2.0.6
[ebuild  N   ] gnome-base/gnome-2.0.3

# time emerge gnome

real    56m53.428s
user    45m31.901s
sys     6m49.990s

7. the second big monster: Mozilla 1.2
As for XFree, no deps included.
# time emerge mozilla

real    92m15.036s
user    76m31.875s
sys     3m8.476s

8. after Mozilla, 24 more for Galeon
# emerge -p galeon

[ebuild  N   ] media-libs/giflib-4.1.0-r3
[ebuild  N   ] media-libs/imlib-1.9.14-r1
[ebuild  N   ] gnome-base/gnome-libs-1.4.2
[ebuild  N   ] dev-util/indent-2.2.6
[ebuild  N   ] dev-libs/libxml-1.8.17-r2
[ebuild  N   ] gnome-base/oaf-0.6.10
[ebuild  N   ] dev-util/guile-1.4.1
[ebuild    U ] gnome-base/gconf-1.0.8-r4
[ebuild    U ] gnome-base/gnome-vfs-1.0.5-r2
[ebuild  N   ] media-libs/gdk-pixbuf-0.21.0
[ebuild  N   ] net-libs/openslp-1.0.9a
[ebuild  N   ] net-print/cups-1.1.17_pre20021025
[ebuild  N   ] sys-apps/attr-20020330
[ebuild  N   ] sys-apps/acl-20020330
[ebuild  N   ] net-fs/samba-2.2.7
[ebuild  N   ] net-print/foomatic-2.0.0
[ebuild  N   ] media-libs/mpeg-lib-1.3.1-r1
[ebuild  N   ] media-gfx/gimp-1.2.3-r3
[ebuild  N   ] media-gfx/gimp-print-4.2.2
[ebuild  N   ] app-text/ghostscript-7.05.5
[ebuild  N   ] gnome-base/gnome-print-0.35-r3
[ebuild  N   ] gnome-base/bonobo-1.0.21
[ebuild    U ] gnome-base/libglade-0.17-r6
[ebuild  N   ] net-www/galeon-1.2.7

# time emerge galeon

real    89m27.612s
user    71m46.114s
sys     9m59.621s

9. updating the first big monster: XFree 4.2.1-r2
And an introduction to ccache (which I had configured before emerge system).
# time emerge xfree

real    31m57.445s
user    17m43.023s
sys     3m56.678s

10. the second big monster also got a new version: Mozilla 1.2.1
# time emerge mozilla

real    88m12.900s
user    74m57.231s
sys     3m5.064s

11. second big monster again
I forgot to set USE="-gtk2" when building Mozilla 1.2.1, and Galeon would complain about that. No choice but to rebuild it (and praise ccache).
# time USE="-gtk2" emerge mozilla

real    42m18.947s
user    29m33.190s
sys     2m26.035s

12. a whole set of big monsters: Qt 3.1.1, kdelibs 3.1_rc5, kdebase 3.1_rc5 and kdemultimedia 3.1_rc5
No deps included for anyone.
# time emerge qt

real    75m23.812s
user    63m43.610s
sys     1m5.862s

# time emerge kdelibs

real    119m30.690s
user    104m55.940s
sys     7m32.277s

# time emerge kdebase

real    137m7.697s
user    123m35.068s
sys     9m29.168s

# time emerge kdemultimedia

real    76m53.304s
user    66m57.838s
sys     5m16.604s

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