Subject: Re: pkgsrc reorg
To: None <>
From: David Maxwell <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/05/2000 11:32:28
On Thu, Oct 05, 2000 at 07:12:05AM -0700, Alistair Crooks wrote:
> On Thu, 5 Oct 2000 16:00:27 +0200 (MET DST), Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> >  
> >  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

> >  Currently pkgsrc is like 48000 files and dirs, and I think this would be
> >  some gain.

> I completely agree - the current structure which we inherited doesn't scale
> well. This would be a big win, as far as I'm concerned.

But why have the entire structure extracted on your drive, at all?

Options include:

1) Have the directories, README.html and Makefiles, but keep all
other portions in a 'database' (think .tar for now if you like)
which the Makefile knows how to extract from.

2) Keep the whole thing in a 'database' and provide a tool that
navigates it to allow the user to select packages, without having
the entire /usr/pkg tree extracted.

David Maxwell,| -->
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