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From: Kenneth Knowles <kknowles@b...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] build tools - good vs. fast, both cheap
On Sat, Apr 17, 2004 at 03:01:31PM +0900, Jacques GARRIGUE wrote:
> > Step 2: get hosting
> > Step 3: tweak GODI
> 
> There's nothing to tweak: GODI is based on BSD ports, which already
> provide for this. Usually a BSD distribution comes with a distfile
> directory, which contains all the files needed by all the ports, at
> least those for which the licensing allows redistribution.
> 
> But then you need a site with sufficient bandwidth to support
> potentially a lot of downloads of different packages.
> So step 2 is probably the most difficult one.
> 
> The point in the BSD approach is not to avoid distributing the full
> sources, but to avoid making this a requirement. In particular the
> mirroring may be slower than the distribution of the meta files, but
> you still want to be able to use the latest version. Also this makes sure
> that the packaging is made as patches to the distributed sources, so
> that upgrading to a new version is easier.
> (Gentoo's portage is just a reimplementation of BSD ports to linux.)

Awesome.  I'm quite aware that portage == ports, and just giving my two cents.
If GODI preempts what we're talking about, its useful that you have just let us
know.

Kenn

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