[very OT] Minimising system compiling time

Sami Samhuri sami at no-eff-eks.com
Wed Apr 6 00:50:33 CEST 2005

* On Tue Apr-05-2005 at 12:56:37 PM -0700, Brian J. Tarricone said:
> Peter Humphrey wrote:
> >I'm running Gentoo on a dual-Opteron box and from time to time I decide
> >to recompile the entire system - absolutely everything on the disk apart
> >from a handful of binary packages. Needless to say, this takes a long
> >time, and I'd like to find the best setup for shortening it.
> >
> Simple solution: stop wasting your time and don't recompile your 
> system.  There's really no reason to do so,
Stop giving us Gentoo users a bad name!

(ha ha, only serious...)

> As someone else mentioned, using 'screen' is probably the easiest way to 
> do it, though IIRC you lose scrollback capability.

Not at all, typing ^A ESC and then using standard vi or emacs movements
accesses a huge (configurable) scrollback buffer, with copy/paste
functionality within screen. Really one of it's great features. :)

> On a side note, this has exactly what to do with Xfce?  I would think 
> #gentoo or forums.gentoo.org would be a more on-topic place for this.  
> This list gets a good amount of traffic; let's try to keep it all 
> on-topic if possible.

Sorry for the added noise, had to get my 2 cents in as well...

Sami Samhuri
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