Subject: Re: CVSup collections for a NetBSD CVS tree
To: Justin T. Gibbs <>
From: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
List: current-users
Date: 04/26/1999 16:41:01
In message <>"Justin T. Gibbs" writes
>>Not *such* a hypothetical example.  Our principal Australian mirror is
>>a SPARC Classic running NetBSD!  What are they supposed to do, run a
>>Solaris binary under emulation?
>Use a different, less efficient, protocol like rsync.  It takes about 10
>minutes to setup rsync or cvsup on a server.  If you have a whole 20
>minutes to spare, you can offer both.  Why is this so hard to grasp?


Please *think* before you blurt. How many minutes does it take to set
up cvsup on a server that's a SPARC, or a mips, or a powerpc?

CVSup is not really a *solution* for *Net*BSD, until it runs on all
NetBSD platforms. ``Why is this so hard to grasp''?

Now, maybe, there are individual mirror sites which can decide to use
CVSup. But it's not a ``solution'' for NetBSD because too many users
*CANT* use it, even if they'd like to.  Because it's implemented in a
second-class langauge.  ``why is this so hard to grasp''?