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Re: Retrieving less data on cvsup?

From: "George Georgalis" <george@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 1 Nov 2004 09:46:08 -0500

On Mon, Nov 01, 2004 at 01:40:33PM +0000, Dark Fiber wrote:
>On Mon, 1 Nov 2004 00:54:20 +0100, Diego Calleja <diegocg@xxxxxxxxx>
>>I recently cvsup'ed the FreeBSD ports list. Syncing the ports database has
>>always been painful with slow connections, even with compression, specially
>>with freebsd's ports. I've always wondered if there's some way of not
>>downloading some of the files until I use them, like say
>>/usr/ports/foo/files/file.patch, which I'm not going to use until I install
>>the program, if I install it. I've diving trough the handbook but I didn't
>>find anything, or I missed it. It's possible to do something like that?
>whait i had thought was that each port should be 1 .tgz file,
>tar+gzip all the files + patches. this would use a boatload less
>inodes + disk space.

but that would make searching descriptions difficult... maybe two files?

// George

George Georgalis, systems architect, administrator Linux BSD IXOYE
http://galis.org/george/ cell:646-331-2027 mailto:george@xxxxxxxxx

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