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|Posted: Sat Jan 18, 2003 5:10 pm Post subject: GF4: Can portage build one package while downloading others?
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Q: Can portage build one package while downloading others?
A: This is completely possible and even recommended for users with slow or intermittent internet connection. From portage-2.0.51 it has been possible to emerge -f <package> in one terminal while emerging the package in another.
If you wish to perform a 'one-liner' and not use two terminals, you can "(emerge -f <package> &) && emerge <package>"
Users with portage-2.1* can add FEATURES="parallel-fetch" to /etc/make.conf so that portage will automatically fetch the sources in parallel with the merge.
2004-10-21: portage-2.0.51 updates
2006-02-15: complete rewrite to reflect the current version of portage - mark_alec
Wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then.