DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2007-09
Re: [Fwd: pkgsrc DragonFly 1.10.1/i386 2007-09-12 00:59]
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
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...