Subject: Re: pkgsrc reorg
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Maxwell <email@example.com>
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?
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, firstname.lastname@example.orgemail@example.com -->
If you don't spend energy getting what you want,
You'll have to spend it dealing with what you get.