[nSLUG] will broken rsync be the demise of Gentoo?
nslug at kernelpanic.ca
Thu Feb 24 14:44:31 AST 2005
On Thu, Feb 24, 2005 at 11:29:17AM -0400, Donald Teed wrote:
> There are people with server
> rooms of Gentoo boxes and they have some with the problem
> and some working OK.
If you have more then one Gentoo machine you should really setup your
own rsync mirror. It is trivial to do.
> I've already tried rm -rf /usr/portage/* && emerge sync
> - one of the common suggestions from the forums.
I can't see how that would make the situation better. All that would
do is put a higher load on the Gentoo mirrors. It is a great example
of a problem all too frequent on the Internet: supposed solutions are
given with absolutely no thought. It is the Windows mentality of
reboot and try again.
A better solution is to clean out the source files from the portage
tree so that rsync doesn't try to sync those.
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