Question regarding "emerge"
I was just thinking...can you emerge more than one thing at a time safely. I've learned that you can emerge more than one at a time (I do it often), but I was wondering if this could cause problems later on (portage tree problems maybe??...also, when portage is cleaning after one program is installed, could it cause problems with the other install?). I'm talking about two programs that have nothing (or very little) to do with each other (they don't have the same dependencies for example).
I do this because the hard drive and processor(s) don't seem to be doing a whole lot when emerging one program (openoffice in this specific case), so I decided to emerge another program in the meantime (firefox).
Just a random thought I had....now that I have my system up, I want to make sure I'm not doing something that could cause problems in the future. :)