Subject: Re: splitting pkgsrc.tar?
To: Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Robert V. Baron <email@example.com>
Date: 01/28/1999 14:17:18
Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> [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
> : use.
> It would probably be a good idea to have the "pkgsrc infrastructure"
> available as its own tarball, i.e. contain:
Actually, I'd like to argue that the pkg system infrastructure is part
of the base system and really should be there.
> 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)