Subject: Re: `use sup' not tar balls ....
To: John F. Woods <>
From: Bakul Shah <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/13/1995 19:11:26
> It would, indeed, be nice to have some alternate method of keeping up-
> to-date, but I'm the load on sun-lamp would be intolerable.  Perhaps
> someone else could mirror the CVS tree, and prepare weekly diffs?

All that a mirror site needs to do is keep an uptodate file
containing CRC of all the files (which can be updated
everyday very quickly with a simple script -- delete entries
of files that do not exist anymore and add CRC of files
changed since the last CRC).  Given this and another short
script you should be able to update regardless of the state
of your current tree.  The main benefit of this scheme is
that you need to store at your internet access site just the
CRC file of your current tree.  Scripts upon request.

> (Or maybe we just need a floppy chain-letter arrangement...  :-)

Nah, Pyramid schemes are illegal (unless you are an Amway
``distributor'') :-)