Subject: Re: pkgsrc reorg
To: Manuel Bouyer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Brownlee <email@example.com>
Date: 10/05/2000 23:48:15
On Thu, 5 Oct 2000, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 05, 2000 at 11:32:28AM -0300, David Maxwell wrote:
> > 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.
> I don't like that much. It's usefull to be able to fgrep through the
> Makefiles, or DESCR, or PLISTS.
True, but how about putting all the patches into a single file -
that would certainly save on inodes and disk fragments... Maybe
even gzip it.
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