On an 1.7 GHz Ahtlon Xp with 768 MB of SDR133, it takes about 8 hours
if X is *not* running and there are no other emerges nor anything else
that is CPU-/RAM-hunry. Basically, turn off X and your research
programs for up to 12 hours. nice -n -20 can shave your emerge time
even more, at the risk of decreased system responsiveness.
The only thing that takes a day or two is emerge -uvD --with-bdeps=y world .
Gentoo requires patience, with the reward of fast code. I actually
enjoy waiting for compiles to finish, so much so that I install from
stage 1 if possible and only use stage 3 if I have to get Gentoo
working in a short amount of time. At least the compiling makes a very
On 10/8/08, Kevin O'Gorman <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 8, 2008 at 6:28 PM, Andrey Vul <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> On Wed, Oct 8, 2008 at 5:55 PM, Kevin O'Gorman <email@example.com> wrote:
>>> On 10/8/08, Dirk Heinrichs <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>>> > > Am Mittwoch 08 Oktober 2008 04:23:35 schrieb ext Kevin O'Gorman:
>>>> > > Why did you choose Gentoo, then? Only by compiling OOo, you will
>>>> get one
>>>> > > that fits into _your_ system.
>>> For me, the reasons are
>>> 1. I wanted Gentoo for the toolchain and the things I'm developing.
>>> These are the things where I wanted support tailored to my 2xXeon (4
>>> core) system.
>>> 2. I've been using Oo-bin because it worked, and efficiency didn't
>>> matter because
>>> I don't even use it every week. Compiling it takes a day or so and
>>> accordingly it was spending more time compiling than I was spending
>>> using it. Now it no longer works and I'll probably use Word on my
>>> wife's laptop. But I won't like it.
>> Your system is 4 core and it takes a day to compile OOo? Something
>> sounds very off.
>> Honestly, my 3 year old laptop which has 1 core and a 1.8 GHz Turion
>> with 2GB of DDR333 takes 4 hours to compile.
>> What are you running apart from emerge (e.g. X, firefox, etc.)?
>> Andrey Vul
> This is a 6-year-old desktop, 1.6 GHz, 2 GB original DDR memory.
> I run KDE and sometimes a bunch of compute-bound research tasks of my
> own creation.
> I haven't compiled it in so long I may be confusing it with gnome or
> KDE or any of that collection of things that monopolize my machine
> from time to time. A couple of years back I went to 'bin' on things I
> don't use much, and did some trimming on modular packages like KDE to
> cut down my emerge times. There are just so many times when I want to
> break in to fool with some hardware and I'm loath to do it during an
> emerge. I just think of these measures as saving me days of emerging
> from time to time.
> ++ kevin
> Kevin O'Gorman, PhD
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