Subject: Re: How to build X source?
To: David Laight <>
From: Luke Mewburn <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/19/2002 11:22:17
On Thu, Dec 19, 2002 at 12:15:04AM +0000, David Laight wrote:
  | > I am investigating the performance versus complexity trade-offs
  | > of converting METALOG to a btree(3) file, and using db(1) to
  | > add entries that are currently manually added with "cat -l",
  | > and also using db(1) to dump the info into pax.  If this works,
  | > it should speed up the "maketars" and "installsets" targets in
  | > distrib/sets when using UNPRIVED...
  | Would that stop the file growing after repeated update builds?

Well, it should get to a certain size and then stabilize, since it
is to be indexed on file name (without the $DESTDIR component).
It will also have the etc/mtree/NetBSD.dist "stuffed in" as well,
so the current magick in distrib/sets/maketars should be simplified...