Subject: Re: Volunteers wanted for NetBSD-FreshPorts interface
To: Dan Langille <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/28/2000 04:26:49
On Thu, 28 Dec 2000, Dan Langille wrote:
> > > BTW: once a commit is done, are the files immediately avaiable via 
> > > CVSweb?
> > 
> > No. I don't know how often cvsweb is updated, sorry. 
> Hmmm, that may be a sticking point.  FreshPorts assumes it can grab 
> the updated failes as soon as the commit message arrives.

Hum... No idea what to do there. 

> > Anoncvs is update every 6 hours or so. And I think for what you wand
> > (push-based updating), anoncvs would be best. At least the "cvs
> > rdiff" commands in the NetBSD commit mails can be used 1:1 to retrieve
> > patches. ;-)
> Why would anoncvs be best?  At present, when a commmit message is 
> received, the code does a fetch and grabs 
> the latest file as needed.  This doesn't happen for every commit (only 
> those which involve the three files mentioned above).

I suggested anoncvs because the command to get the patch is already in the
source-changes mail. But i guess it doesn't matter if you run "lynx
-dump" or "cvs rdiff ... | patch" or something ;-)

 - Hubert

Hubert Feyrer <>