Subject: Re: splitting pkgsrc.tar?
To: Simon J. Gerraty <email@example.com>
From: Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/28/1999 11:36:19
[moved to tech-pkg where this is pertinent]
On Fri, 29 Jan 1999, Simon J. Gerraty wrote:
: BTW, anyone thought of splitting pkgsrc.tar.gz into smaller pieces?
: I upgrade via tar files on tape - copied from a sup mirror at work.
: The existing tar file is sufficiently huge and takes sufficiently long
: to unpack that I don't do it very often.
: I know that much of pkgsrc needs to be kept in sync with the make
: macros etc, but there are probably big bits of the current collection
: (games spring to mind) that I (and I assume others) are not likely to
It would probably be a good idea to have the "pkgsrc infrastructure"
available as its own tarball, i.e. contain:
This way you would conceivably be able to update one pkg at a time if so
-- Todd Vierling (Personal email@example.com; Bus. firstname.lastname@example.org)