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Re: pkg_add and remote packages

FYI: PR#33690 request to caching feature for pkg_add.
It said, OpenBSD's pkg_add has the option.

On Sat, 05 Apr 2008 01:26:50 +0900, Hubert Feyrer <> 

> On Fri, 4 Apr 2008, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
>> What do others think about this?
> I think we went over this before. The current code reuses the one
> connection to fetch one file after the other, and I wrote things that way
> to save the FTP server from opening many connections.
> For the other two options that you mention, the ups and downs should be
> considered. I.e. if the dependency tree is not too deep, I'd accept using
> multiple connections.
> On the other hand, I wouldn't mind caching .tgz files locally, as I've
> seen several situations where things were fetched multiple times, and
> caching would have saved me bandwitch (that I don't have ;).
> Or maybe implement both schemes, and let the user decide?
>   - Hubert

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