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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 3:38 pm    Post subject: Newbie - emerge --sync strangeness Reply with quote

I just installed Gentoo on my laptop from the minimal cd and after booting tried to emerge a few packages all with success. Today I decided to try the emerge --sync to update my tree and after downloading it is going through
>>> Udating Portage cache: 5552%

What's with the 5552%?

I susupect that this might be a curses bug. Every time the screen blanks, I hit the space key to refresh and perhaps the output advances for some reason by a character and so the cache update is actually at 52%.

Has anyone seen this behavior?

Also it is taking for ever. Half hour to get to this point. I do have a pretty ancient laptop (Pentium II, 400MHz, 384MB RAM, 20GB HD - Gateway Solo 9150) It compiles the 2.6.15 kernel in about an hour. How long should a cache update take after emerge --sync? What is it doing that is so time consuming?

Any insight will be greatly appreciated. Thank you,

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

with a PII, I think that will take some time...on an amd 900mhz it takes me right about 20-30 minutes to emerge --sync. as far as the 5552% portage cache update...the only time I have ran into that is when my monitor goes dark from no usage and I hit the space bar to wake it back up..this moved the cursor one space and now reads 553%...are there any other errors ocurring, is it stuck at that or does it continue to update like 5553%, then 5554% all the way to 5599% then change to 100%...?

<edit>--just re-read your post...I just re-described what you had :roll: , if there are no other errors..I wouldn't worry about it too much...not sure exactly what is happening with the portage cache, as far as the mechanics of the whole thing, other than it doing the obvious updating my portage cache.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it makes you feel better, I have a similar laptop and it does take a long time to update the cache -- especially if you haven't done an emerge sync lately. Once it gets past 50-55% it speeds up quite a bit.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 6:22 pm    Post subject: Newbie - emerge --sync strangeness Reply with quote

Ofcourse...after your explanation it makes perfect sense. I was hitting the space bar to wake up the monitor which caused the problem. Feel dumb for not thinking of it myself. :oops:
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is good to get into the habit of using a modifier key (shift, control, alt, etc.) to wake up the display rather than a key that sends info to the focused app when pressed.

The big space bar is tempting but it can cause much worse things to happen than a slightly skewed progress percentage.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Installing Gentoo to Duplicate Threads.
See here: https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-384292.html
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