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Re: [Fwd: pkgsrc DragonFly 1.10.1/i386 2007-09-12 00:59]

From: "Simon 'corecode' Schubert" <corecode@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2007 21:18:36 +0200

Justin C. Sherrill wrote:
> pkgbox.dragonflybsd.org is working now using Joerg's pbulk system to build
> pkgsrc packages.  (packages/URLs in the report below aren't available
> yet.)

Awesome!  Great work!

> I'm working on getting it automated so that we will always have relatively
> fresh binary packages to install from.  We'll also want to mirror it.

As usual I can mirror it (maybe very gently :)

> An idea:
> I was messing with this idea before, and pkg_install understands HTTP
> redirection codes.  We could have a script on a given webserver that
> redirects from a known list of binary package mirrors, and ship DragonFly
> releases with BINPKG_SITES set to that webserver's address, so that people
> could start installing software immediately without either hammering
> Matt's connection or having to go through a lot of setup rigamarole.

The problem with HTTP is that pkg_add is quite slow because it can't do
globbing like it can with FTP.  But that's better not having a redirect.

Now if we only could do that for cvsup/ftp as well...


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