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Bug 360695 - Use the system PORTDIR for packages.g.o ?
Summary: Use the system PORTDIR for packages.g.o ?
Status: RESOLVED OBSOLETE
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Infrastructure
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] gpackages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Lowest enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Packages Website
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Reported: 2011-03-27 04:34 UTC by Jeremy Olexa (darkside) (RETIRED)
Modified: 2015-10-01 14:33 UTC (History)
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Description Jeremy Olexa (darkside) (RETIRED) archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2011-03-27 04:34:14 UTC
With some inside knowledge of the system. I know that the host packages.g.o is on has the following characteristics that differ from the rest of the infra hosts:

- emerge --sync every 6 hours for qa checks
- has a full portage tree in PORTDIR vs the smaller infra tree on the rest of the hosts.

Ergo, I suggest that we cut down on some IO activity and leverage the system PORTDIR for packages.g.o. It goes without saying that the system PORTDIR will need to be updated more often.
Comment 1 Robin Johnson archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2011-03-27 23:02:43 UTC
+1 on at least using the same PORTDIR for QA+gpackages.
Not sure if we should having a full PORTDIR for system use however.
Comment 2 Jeremy Olexa (darkside) (RETIRED) archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2011-03-27 23:19:39 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> Not sure if we should having a full PORTDIR for system use however.

It might be rude to ask third party script writers to support a non-standard PORTDIR. Anyway, I don't see a problem with it - what's the concern?
Comment 3 Robin Johnson archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2011-03-27 23:40:29 UTC
Any tool wanting to use the contents of PORTDIR should be willing to read the variable. Everything I know is capable of doing so.

Just more that we get better subjective results when all of our boxes use the same PORTDIR contents for building.