Subject: Re: Ease of Downloading Packages
To: Curt Sampson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Andrew Brown <email@example.com>
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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