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I faced the daunting task of updating all my PC's running Gentoo Linux (because a new version of Gimp is out) -- and it looks like I would most likely kill my bandwidth repeatedly.  But as usual, I would dread updating the laptops because Portage cache is very slow to update on them.

So, I try http-replicator and python-cdb (I already have a local rsyncd mirror).  The former would conserve bandwidth similar to what I did in Slackware (although I just NFS-mounted it's cache) -- http proxy.  The latter actually puts the portage cache in a simplistic database instead of a filesystem mapping abstraction.

The difference is night and day.  Updating Protage's cache just ZOOMS on my laptops and sub-half-Ghz systems.  It doesn't wedge itself at 50% and trudge though that muck. It speeds through like it's not time for a lunch break just yet.

Now for compiling...

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