Subject: Re: Sandboxed bulk builds on slow machines?
To: Hauke Fath <hauke@Espresso.Rhein-Neckar.DE>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 05/07/2007 07:49:42
On Sat, 5 May 2007, Hauke Fath wrote:

> (2) Selection/exclusion of packages
> There are tricks for selecting or excluding packages in the docs that may
> or may not be up to date, like marking packages as broken. Apart from
> aesthetical issues - a file listing exclusions seems to be more
> maintainable than touch(1)ing dot files all over the place - for a 68040
> class machine, it is important to not even attempt to build anything
> KDE/Gnome/XFCE/Mozilla. What is the best / recommended way of excluding
> strategic packages? Any previous experience?

Maybe instead of exclusions, use SPECIFIC_PKGS to select the packages you 

I used to use SITE_SPECIFIC_PKGS. I see SPECIFIC_PKGS and mention of other 
*_SPECIFIC_PKGS, but now I don't see all the code for it anymore.

  Jeremy C. Reed