Subject: Re: Proposal: Sort order for MASTER_SITES
To: Martin J. Laubach <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/17/1999 14:39:17
On Thu, 17 Jun 1999, Martin J. Laubach wrote:
>   On the other hand, I can see the benefit of a _non-automatic_ bandwidth
> measuring step, so if I want to use that feature, I do a "make measure"
> and it finds out the best mirror to use. Also, it should keep that info
> somewhere (/var/db/pkg/?) since many of those hosts will occur over and
> over again in different packages.

Maybe something that suggests what to put in MASTER_SORT for your
/etc/mk.conf instead - I see no need to keep this in /var/db/pkg. (You
need root to write there, but you don't need root to extract pkgsrc on
some machine and type "make fetch"; this would be broken then).

Some non-automatic "make suggest-MASTER_SORT" or so sounds like fun to
have (and implement). :-)

 - Hubert

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