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Bug 587400 - sys-apps/portage - emerge: Add an option to ignore already downloaded files
Summary: sys-apps/portage - emerge: Add an option to ignore already downloaded files
Status: UNCONFIRMED
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Portage team
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Reported: 2016-06-28 10:10 UTC by Kete Tefid
Modified: 2016-07-07 14:52 UTC (History)
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Description Kete Tefid 2016-06-28 10:10:28 UTC
I have been waiting for this for a long time. When you do "emerge -pfuDN world" to get a list of files for download, it does not check if they exist in DISTDIR or not and it will always include the packages that have already been downloaded in the list. It means that over a slight change to portage and if you have downloaded needed distfiles for the last one and have not upgraded yet, the new list will have the links for the older ones as well. This is is a flaw in design.
Why should I see a link of a file that has already been downloaded?
There should be a flag like --do-not-list-already-downloaded so that there will be two commands:

emerge -pfuDN world

and:

emerge -pfuDN --do-not-list-already-downloaded world

Also, please include another option that will list only one link per file so further text processing is not required for batch downloads.

emerge -pfuDN --do-not-list-already-downloaded --list-one-link-per-file world

Regards
Comment 1 Alexander Berntsen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2016-07-01 10:18:42 UTC
(In reply to Kete Tefid from comment #0)
> Also, please include another option that will list only one link per file so
> further text processing is not required for batch downloads.

Please file a separate bug for this.
Comment 2 Kete Tefid 2016-07-03 07:26:59 UTC
(In reply to Alexander Berntsen from comment #1)
> (In reply to Kete Tefid from comment #0)
> > Also, please include another option that will list only one link per file so
> > further text processing is not required for batch downloads.
> 
> Please file a separate bug for this.

As the second option was already explained in this suggestion:
https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=358923
I edited the title accordingly.
Comment 3 Kete Tefid 2016-07-07 12:12:25 UTC
Any update on this?
Comment 4 Alexander Berntsen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2016-07-07 14:52:21 UTC
(In reply to Kete Tefid from comment #3)
> Any update on this?

Please don't spam the bug tracker. If anyone has done any work, they will present it if they want to. It looks like no one are working on this bug right now -- would you like to work on it? We have a guide for contributors here: <https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Project:Portage#Contributing_to_Portage>.