Talk:FEATURES

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Putting my thoughts here, because I don't get the page translation stuff. If the build of a big package got interrupted, for example because it ran out of disk space or the computer shut-down, and you want to continue the build, run 'FEATURES="keepwork" emerge --resume'. This way emerge will re-use the files that were already built. References: manpage make.conf and https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-451739-start-0.html. Columbus (talk) 05:50, 21 May 2021 (UTC)

First off, this is a horrible idea. The work can be in any partial state and fail anyway. Second, this is not the purpose of keepwork. Its purpose is for developers to analyze after building. Third, it requires users to know to clean this up themselves after the fact. The only correct and safe way to resume is from the beginning. Doing this is not supported and the first thing you will be asked to do is rebuild anyway on an issue. --Grknight (talk) 12:49, 21 May 2021 (UTC)