Portage Patches

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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