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leonchik1976
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 4:00 pm    Post subject: question about /usr/portage/distfiles Reply with quote

hi, everyone, i'm curios, can content of /usr/portage/distfiles be safely deleted?
and also - can i move it to NFS location for to be used for several machines?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

Yes it can.
distfiles is the location where the source packages are stored.

you can also manage all packages with

Code:
# eclean distfiles

(provided by app-portage/gentoolkit)

see
Code:
# man eclean

or
Code:
# eclean --help


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 6:29 pm    Post subject: Re: question about /usr/portage/distfiles Reply with quote

leonchik1976 wrote:
hi, everyone, i'm curios, can content of /usr/portage/distfiles be safely deleted?

Yes, the folder contains only sources of packages you have installed. You can remove manually with rm or use command eclean-dist (gentoolkit).

leonchik1976 wrote:
and also - can i move it to NFS location for to be used for several machines?

I haven't experience with sharing distfiles but a quick search in google I have found this and this
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 12:06 pm    Post subject: Re: question about /usr/portage/distfiles Reply with quote

leonchik1976 wrote:
can i move it to NFS location for to be used for several machines?

Yes, you can.
You can also set up a rsync server for /usr/portage on one cumputer, and then all the others could emerge --sync without internet access.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to have a local portage rsync mirror on a server, but that broke with the move to git.
I was also using http_replicator for a while, but that grew increasingly brittle, so last time I had to work around it on my clients, I kind of forgot to set them back.

Instead, this week I set up portage on nfs, except I'm running nfsv4, but that should be minor. As suggested, I have two mount points, read-only for the whole portage tree, and read-write for distfiles. I haven't actually used this setup yet, we'll see how it goes this weekend, when I normally do my "weekend update". (TM - SNL)
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can have whole portage on NFS, why duplicate all those files in every box.
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