Slow updating portage cache

Rsync is actually faster than you might realize, as a large git tree can take a while to sync.

That happens because overlays do not contain metadata caches.Once you get the url, you can use sth fast on http like aria2. I came across this article, I thought it may help those new to Gentoo/Sabayon:) Gentoo Portage secrets Friday August 11, 2006 ( AM GMT) By: Aleksey Alekseyev (mailt:[email protected]% 6c.com) Gentoo Linux is perhaps the most-used source-based Linux distribution.As a Gentoo developer I can say that there is no official git repository for the portage tree.There are plans to switch from what is currently used, CVS, to git, but that may still take a while.

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