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Re: bulk-*

On Tue, Jan 22, 2013 at 10:41:11PM +0200, Aleksey Cheusov wrote:
> If partial _bulk builds_ is the only purpose of bulk-*, I'd say
> they are more useless than useful. distbb is able to run partial bulk
> builds taking
> a list of packages on input, e.g. distbb -f ~/favourite_packages.

AFAIK, every of our bulk build systems is capable of that.

I don't see what the problem is of starting a partial bulk build with
"meta-pkgs/bulk-large" instead of a long list of packages -- it's the
same after one step of indirection.

> So, if we represent small/medium/large package lists as plain text files,
> we'll be able to build them for slow architectures.

That's exactly what these meta-pkgs are for.

There is no defined place where to put ~/favourite_packages below
pkgsrc/, but we do have meta package support which does the same, so
the bulk-* package use this method.

I don't see the point of this discussion, please stop it.

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