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Re: Initial LLVM/clang patch

On Thu, Feb 03, 2011 at 06:57:32PM +0200, Antti Kantee wrote:
> On Thu Feb 03 2011 at 17:18:39 +0100, Alistair Crooks wrote:
> > You haven't addressed my point, though - why are you trying to
> > re-invent pkgsrc?
> Why does our current toolchain reinvent pkgsrc?  I don't see any
> fundamental difference in "externalness" if you import a suitable copy
> into src and download it with src (gcc), or if you import the version
> information of a suitable copy into src and download it on a per-need
> basis (proposed llvm development approach).

Our current toolchain does not re-invent pkgsrc. The sources are all
under src, no attempt is made to fetch them externally. Because the
gcc sources are all in the tree, no integrity checks are needed. We
don't have to set up proxies in the network to enable us to download
sources, or be network connected.

Now, if some effort could be put into making pkgsrc grok svn co, and/or
git clone (already in wip, I think), maybe that would be a better idea.


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