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From: Enrico Weigelt <weigelt@...>
Subject: Slimming down the portage tree [WAS: Assigning bugs to treecleaners]
Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2006 18:49:33 +0200
* Raphael Marichez <falco@g.o> schrieb:

> IMHO this seems a good idea. The portage tree is growing every week, 
> every month, and it doesn't really suit for the very little systems 
> (embedded linux) nowadays. Furthermore, with the old 2.0-portage, 
> the syncing and caching had become really long.
> So this project sounds sane. It's rather new, isn't it ?

Why can't we just move the patches and other files besides the
ebuilds somewhere else ? Why can't they be downloaded on-demand ?

If portage was written in some other language than python 
(ie. java), I would have fixed this even before even writing
this mail. 

It could be so easy:

* the whole portage tree is available via some fast download
  protocol, ie. http (perhaps w/ additional md5 checks).
* before passing the files to the patch command, it is checked
  whether they are there, or better: look beyon a list of 
  prefixes (ie. first the portage tree itself and last the
  download cache) if they could be found. if not found, fetch'em 
  and use the destination location.
* people who don't wanna have all patches sync'ed down, just
  add another exlude regex and are done with it.
  
cu
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