Syncing two Portages
Like many people, I have two boxes set up with Gentoo, and prefer to keep both my systems up to date. The problem of course with this is that each system must sync with the Gentoo servers to pull down the newest packages.
Wouldn’t it be more convenient to have one box pull down the new packages and for the others to sync against that?
Gentoo doesn’t include the ability to do this by default but with a simple script found here, it only requires you to run “emerge --sync” on one box, then run the syncportages script on any additional machines, saving bandwidth, and staying within the “one sync per day” guideline.