Portage Patches

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Brian Harring (ferringb) has some really slick patches posted on his blog for some serious speedups in Portage.

The first uses confcache to cache those pesky (and redundant) tests during ./configure. Nothing quite like watching the test fly by at warp speed… ;)

The second implements background fetching of source tarballs during an emerge. Need I say more?

The instructions for using both patches are included with his posts, and I’m using both now with great success. Rock on ferringb!



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