Subject: pkgsrc reorg
To: None <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/05/2000 16:00:27
[I know this should be discussed after 1.5 is out the door, but I'll give 
you some time to think about it by poting it now ;-]

Something that we should address soon is to reduce the number of
I-nodes. Extracting pkgsrc.tgz takes LONG already, and this will get
worse. I think of something like moving
patches/patch-*         -> patch-*
files/*                 -> *
pkg/*                   -> *
Saves three dirs for each pkg, plus three more CVS dirs => >6000 dirs that
do not have to be created and populated, plus another three files in each
of the three CVS dirs => >9000 files safed. While I do not care for the
Inodes, I do care for the speed gain.
Currently pkgsrc is like 48000 files and dirs, and I think this would be
some gain.

 - Hubert

Hubert Feyrer <>