I wanted to give back something to the Gentoo Community for doing such a great job. Using Gentoo for some years did makes me happy. So how I can i give something back?
For this I’ll try to host a mirror of the gentoo emerge portage tree. I just updated the rsyncd service followed this documenation.(Warning its’ in German) The vps may not fit the requirements, but I give it a try.
I did send a request to the mirror admin, in the hope there adding my mirror the official list.
How to use
GENTOO_MIRRORS="rsync://gentoo-mirror.akendo.eu/" to my
/etc/make.conf then run
eix-sync. Here is output:
eix-sync * Copying old database to /var/cache/eix/previous.eix * Running emerge --sync >>> Starting rsync with rsync://22.214.171.124/gentoo-portage... >>> Checking server timestamp ... This is a simple gentoo rsync mirror gentoo-mirror.akendo.eu (126.96.36.199) Serveradmin: firstname.lastname@example.org Linux Version 2.6.18-028stab091.2-ent, Compiled #1 SMP Fri Jun 3 01:00:01 MSD 2011 Four 2GHz Intel Pentium Xeon Processors, 2M RAM, 15960 Bogomips Total receiving incremental file list timestamp.chk [.....]
Awesome! I added a cronjob that will sync to the main mirror twice a hour. Maybe I add http(s) support someday.
so far 4k3nd0