Subject: Re: distinfo file changes
To: Alistair Crooks <>
From: Dr. Rene Hexel <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 04/17/2001 16:42:14
Alistair Crooks wrote:

> These changes mean that, in the majority of cases, there will be no
> files/ subdirectory in packages now.  It also means that we have
> reduced the number of files in pkgsrc, which will mean a corresponding
> speedup in extraction from the pkgsrc.tar.gz file, and any cvs updates
> should also be quicker now.

  Thanks, Al, this is very much appreciated!  As mjl pointed out
earlier, for cvs updates to actually gain some speed, somebody with root
permissions on needs to remove the (empty) 'files'
subdirectories in the repository.  At the moment, a 'cvs update -Pd'
creates all the 'files' directories, then detects they all are empty and
deletes them again.