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Re: Removing support for old style bulk builds

* On 2012-10-17 at 06:08 BST, Aleksej Saushev wrote:

> Currently we have old bulk build code that is stale and doesn't seem
> to keep up with pkgsrc infrastructure. Do we really want to keep it?
> Recent reports on pkgsrc-bulk seem to be generated predominantly by
> pbulk and there's no old style bulk reports. Perhaps we should refine
> documentation and kill obsolete code.

As someone who preferred the mk/bulk approach for a long time and
mangled it back into a working state on a number of occasions, even
I've switched to pbulk these days, and I think the advantages are
compelling enough that we should indeed steer people towards pbulk
instead of mk/bulk.

I'd like to see pbulk grow some user friendliness, though.  When it
breaks it's usually in really non-obvious ways, and even simple things
like adding a usage message to 'bulkbuild' would help avoid POLA

It's a +1 from me.

Jonathan Perkin  -  Joyent, Inc.  -

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