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Old 04-17-2009, 04:27 PM   #1
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Gentoo upgrade time estimate

Hi. I'm new to Gentoo, just installed from the '08 cd, and was wondering how to estimate the time it will take to preform "--update world"? I have done "emerge --sync" and emerged the new portage. I've got an Athelon 1.2 ghz processor, have installed xfce as the window manager and that's basically it.

Also, three of the packages listed are blocked. Is it safe to remove the blocking packages so the upgrade can continue? And is it better to do the upgrade without X running?

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Depends a huge amount on you system as to how fast it can compile packages, and then on how many packages you will be updating. IIRC, the installation manual on the gentoo site gives some ideas of timing for an install, so maybe you could use those as a guide, but I'd suggest a good update will take not that much less time than the initial install you did. Hat processor isn't that fast, so I'd guess at best a few hours.
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Those blocked packages, three of them, seem to be enormous problems. I went to the gentoo irc channel, got some advice, and installed the "test" portage which was supposed to resolve the issue, but it didn't. We also tried to safely remove the offending ebuilds but this didn't work out either.

That's what I ran into a couple of years ago with Gentoo--failed builds and blocked packages. The problem is that things just work so much better on Gentoo
(once you get them working), than the package based distros I've tried.

Is there any way to resolve the issue of the blocked packages?


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