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Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/meta-pkgs

"David A. Holland" <> writes:

> Module Name:  pkgsrc
> Committed By: dholland
> Date:         Thu Jan 17 03:51:06 UTC 2013
> Modified Files:
>       pkgsrc/meta-pkgs: Makefile
> Added Files:
>       pkgsrc/meta-pkgs/bulk-large: DESCR Makefile
>       pkgsrc/meta-pkgs/bulk-medium: DESCR Makefile
>       pkgsrc/meta-pkgs/bulk-small: DESCR Makefile
> Log Message:
> Add three meta-packages, bulk-small, bulk-medium, and bulk-large.
> These are lists of packages that can be used to do restricted bulk
> builds on small/slow machines without having to spend time researching
> which packages to include.

Why do we do this as meta-packages rather than as a list of packages for pbulk?

> They are supposed to take roughly 1 hour, 8 hours, and 24 hours on the
> arbitrarily chosen yardstick of my build machine; my hope is that this
> translates into only moderately crazy lengths of time for slow
> platforms where a full bulk build takes 6-8 months.
> The lists will doubtless need some adjustment to meet this time
> budget. Also, please take any discussion of which packages are and are
> not included to tech-pkg or pkgsrc-users. The intent is to provide a
> maximally useful set of a given size, but that's naturally difficult
> to define.
> To generate a diff of this commit:
> cvs rdiff -u -r1.69 -r1.70 pkgsrc/meta-pkgs/Makefile
> cvs rdiff -u -r0 -r1.1 pkgsrc/meta-pkgs/bulk-large/DESCR \
>     pkgsrc/meta-pkgs/bulk-large/Makefile
> cvs rdiff -u -r0 -r1.1 pkgsrc/meta-pkgs/bulk-medium/DESCR \
>     pkgsrc/meta-pkgs/bulk-medium/Makefile
> cvs rdiff -u -r0 -r1.1 pkgsrc/meta-pkgs/bulk-small/DESCR \
>     pkgsrc/meta-pkgs/bulk-small/Makefile
> Please note that diffs are not public domain; they are subject to the
> copyright notices on the relevant files.


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