Subject: Re: SUP/FTP tree of NetBSD-current/-release will switch on Dec 15
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/13/2000 16:25:33
On Wed, 13 Dec 2000 email@example.com wrote:
: >Third time in this thread: Sup is not meant to be used for tracking
: >explicit releases, period. If this fact needs better _documentation_, I'm
: >quite happy to provide it.
: I guess the question is, why not?
: If we provide cvs access, ftp access, etc for released branches, why shouldn't
: sup also provide this in some way?
Sup is a source updating method that tracks "the latest source", not "a
static, unchanging set of files". If source files change in a collection
managed by sup, the sup copy will get updated.
Making sup collections that point at fixed release sources are a waste of
space (you'd be better off fetching tarballs) and a maintenance problem (we
have more than just one sup server).
-- Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org> * http://www.wasabisystems.com/
-- Speed, stability, security, and support. Wasabi NetBSD: Run with it.