Ideas about abs
On 1/3/08, Dan McGee <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Jan 3, 2008 4:17 PM, eliott <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > With a potential move of abs from cvsup to rsync, would it make sense
> > to include a 'seeded' abs tree as part of the abs package (a point in
> > time snapshot of the abs tree) so that people can get off to a bit of
> > a start, as well as spread 'some' of the initial bandwidth to the
> > mirrors?
> > Something like the abs package including a snapshot in
> > /usr/share/abs/base-tree.tar.gz or something equally brain dead.
> I think this makes pretty good sense, thinking about it. Because abs
> will be living in core/devel, not everyone will need it, so space
> concerns are a bit more minimal. However, what repositories do you
> include? I believe our initial prototype was still able to only sync
> certain trees if one so desired. For instance, many people have no use
> for the unstable and/or testing abs trees. I would say that core and
> extra are pretty much standard fare and could be included.
> /me rethinks...the disadvantage is that if we even bump the pkgrel of
> abs, users would have to download this tar.gz of what might already be
> an outdated abs tree. Hmm.
ack. good point.
Maybe we drop a file in '/ftp/other' so it gets mirrored out, and then
have abs parse pacman.conf to find the mirror, and have abs pull it
down on first run (if /var/abs doesn't exist).
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