Subject: Re: splitting pkgsrc.tar?
To: Simon J. Gerraty <>
From: Alistair G. Crooks <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/28/1999 21:56:05
> 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.
> Just a thought.

Interesting. Perhaps the advent of anoncvs for pkgsrc would alleviate the 
problem? Other than that, there are no immediate plans to split up 
pkgsrc.tar.gz, and I'm not sure how beneficial it would be, but we'll 
certainly bear it in mind.

Take care,