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On Monday 04 October 2004 6:00 pm, Nicholas Jones wrote:
> > It seems like you're assuming that only one file can be fetched per
> > connection. I haven't researched the topic much, but I'm pretty sure
> > HTTP, not to mention FTP, supports multiple requests with one connection.
> How do you handle changing depends? You cannot safely assume that
> a single download of all current relevant directories will be
> complete. Thus... You have to connect and download multiple times.
Not neccesarilly... Open connection; fetch pkgiwant; check deps; fetch
depineed; no more deps: Close connection
Determining dependencies should be fast enough to keep the connection open
> HTTP/FTP would add in complexity to portage's update procedure.
> Now we'd have to ensure that our information is correct. wget
> could do this with timestamps, but then you lose the forcable
> checking of the contents by checksum.
How so? Fetch checksums too.
And the purpose of such an ability would be to make sync-updates unneccesary.