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upgrade packs

From: Gergo Szakal <bastyaelvtars@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 10 Apr 2010 14:18:24 +0200

DragonFly still lacks binary upgrades which makes upgrades on older
computers a real PITA. While dealing with this in the last few days an
idea popped into my head for at least partially resolving this: upgrade
These are basically source trees on which buildworld and buildkernel
has already been performed. If one tar's these up and shares them, the
end-user would only have to download and unpack them, followed by an
installkernel/installworld/upgrade sequence. Were these pulled from
git, later updates for the branch from which the whole thing was
generated could easily be pull'd and quickworld/quickkernel could be
performed (I am talking about release branches in the first place).
This way, binary upgrades would partially be resolved, but this needs a
little extra storage space on the mirrors, however this should be no
big concern since my copy here is ~700M uncompressed.

So the whole thing:
-pull from git
- make buildworld
- make buildkernel
- tar up
- share


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