Subject: Re: tracking freebsd/openbsd pkg_add
To: Michal Pasternak <>
From: Greg Troxel <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/30/2003 12:01:03
  This is definetley *not* a bad idea, it would allow both BSDs to share
  distfile mirrors (and, in the future it would reduce a bit the need for
  disk space on mirror servers)

Not only that, but I use http_proxy and ftp_proxy to point my pkgsrc
builds, among other things, at a squid.  'make fetch' goes very fast
on subsequent machines.  Sharing bits with FreeBSD ports would be a

It would be cool to cache distfiles themselves, rather than specific
URLs.  pkgsrc/pkgtools/dfdisk looks like it might be extensible to
support looking for distfiles on other nearby machines, or even gasp a
p2p network for sharing distfiles

        Greg Troxel <>