Subject: Re: goals for NetBSD binary packages
To: None <>
From: Geert Hendrickx <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 04/26/2005 10:02:40
On Mon, Apr 25, 2005 at 04:52:16PM -0400, Jan Schaumann wrote:
> John Klos <> wrote:
> > After 25 hours, a 60 MHz m68060 Amiga is still doing up and down
> > dependency files. It'd be nice if all of this work could be done on a
> > fast machine and the slow machines could just do the actual
> > compiling...
> That should be possible -- you should be able to run 'make bulk-cache'
> in /usr/pkgsrc on a different machine and copy over the files.  We'd
> probably need some glue and a flag to run the bulk-build without
> rebuilding this, but that should not be all too complex.

The second step could be "make fetch-bulk-cache" ?  (FreeBSD has "make
fetchindex", as building its INDEX.db also takes a long time, even on
fast machines -- so they just put it on ftp regularly).