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Date:      Sun, 13 Feb 2000 23:38:34 -0500 (EST)
From:      Chuck Robey <>
To:        Richard Wackerbarth <>
Cc:        ports@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: /usr/ports/ too big?
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On Sun, 13 Feb 2000, Richard Wackerbarth wrote:

> On Sun, 13 Feb 2000, you wrote:
> > On Sun, 13 Feb 2000, Richard Wackerbarth wrote:
> > Well, the load on cvsup is pretty minimal,
> Yes, I know how the system works. The load on the cvsup
> servers I was talking about is the load for them the resync every hour with
> their master and, more importantly, every client who demands service.
> Actually, they have it easier in ports than they do in the src tree. Over there
> requests for the 3.x branch have to pass a lot of the "dead" file. Keeping long
> lived variants was not an intended use of cvs. It does not handle them well.
> We would be much better off if we had a separate source tree for each major
> branch. This would work even better if we added "tree hopping" links to the cvs
> structure so that we didn't need to replicate the common elements of the older
> history.
> > I think, honestly, that while you are right in essence, Richard, you're
> > proposing something that is too extreme for most of the porters to
> > accept. 

I at least did.  This is pretty much like the last time you proposed
changes in the tree Makefile, but wouldn't show any work unless you got
full agreement before you started coding.  Well, it still hasn't changed.
I don't believe you *need* your complete idea, before you could
demonstrate some user demand (in a smaller form maybe).  You feel you need
it exactly as you proposed, and need agreement right up front.  I don't
need to be cc'ed anymore, I give up.  You are more stubborn than I.

Chuck Robey            | Interests include C & Java programming, FreeBSD,  | electronics, communications, and signal processing.

New Year's Resolution:  I will not sphroxify gullible people into looking up
fictitious words in the dictionary.

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