Subject: Re: Ease of Downloading Packages
To: Curt Sampson <>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/20/2001 17:10:06
>> 	FreeBSD-current -> branches/-current
>> 	packages -> ../../ports/i386/packages-current
>> 	packages-current -> packages-5-current
>> 	pine-4.40.tgz -> ../All/pine-4.40.tgz
>> that's four, with one of them nested.  not so bad...i've seen worse.  :)
>Well, what I want to know is: how did it figure out I'm running on an
>i386, and not a sparc?

that's an *excellent* question.  presumably an "automated" upgrade of
a "port" would follow this sort of path instead.


	packages -> ../../../ports/alpha/packages-4.4-release

so that's only one symlink.  or maybe this one.


	packages-4.4-release -> packages-4-stable

which also has only one.  i dunno.

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