View Full Version : Emerge Time?

Ash M
11-02-2005, 01:15 PM

I have my Gentoo box up and running. I tried an emerge firefox and once it had downloaded all the sources it began compiling... Thing it its been going for near 45 minutes. Is this normal? I would think not?


11-02-2005, 01:23 PM
Depending on your CPU, it could take an hour.

Here's a few things to emerge that you may like:
emerge esearch guitoo genlop

Then run:
You can then type:
esearch appname
rather than the slower: emerge search appname

guitoo is a nice portage front-end
genlop -t appname will tell you how long it took to compile.
Here's my 800Mhz w/394MB Ram:

SuperNova root # genlop -t mozilla-firefox
* net-www/mozilla-firefox

Mon Nov 22 05:00:55 2004 --> net-www/mozilla-firefox-1.0
merge time: 2 hours, 43 minutes, and 45 seconds.

merged totally 1 ebuild in 2 hours, 43 minutes, and 45 seconds.


11-02-2005, 05:23 PM
genlop -t appname will tell you how long it took to compile.
genlop is a nice tool, thanks for that Chill! :) Just emerged it now as I was curious about some of my compile times. I have Gentoo on a P3 933 MHz with 512 MB of RAM. I know recently when I emerge -e world it took 44 hrs to redo the whole system ... think that was about 190 apps to re-compile? :rolleyes:

Firefox is quick to emerge unlike mozilla:

origin root # genlop -t mozilla-firefox
* net-www/mozilla-firefox

Tue Jan 18 16:22:15 2005 >>> net-www/mozilla-firefox-1.0
merge time: 1 hour, 31 minutes and 58 seconds.

origin root # genlop -t mozilla
* net-www/mozilla

Mon Jan 17 11:03:21 2005 >>> net-www/mozilla-1.7.5
merge time: 14 hours, 47 minutes and 21 seconds. I have to admit, seeing the compile times just for a simple browser (Firefox) makes me hanker for my Fedora RPM's which install in seconds :D