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Your Portage tree just got 200MB smaller

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Each ebuild in the Portage tree used to come with its own digest file. When you emerged a package, this digest was used to verify that you had the same files the developer did. Until now.

A few days ago, all digest files were erased from the Portage tree as part of the final work to implement GLEP 44. This migrates that information to a single Manifest file per package instead of one digest for every ebuild of that package, which saves about 200MB of disk space in /usr/portage.

Here are some stats showing the size of the tree before and after removing the digest files:




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