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Enrico Weigelt wrote:
> * Raphael Marichez <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 ?
The point isn't space (we have plenty). The point is package foo has no
maintainer and has problems. With no one to fix the issues, the package
should be removed (to give users a decent experience by avoiding broken
packages) and to increase security (by punting packages with security
problems but have no one to fix them).
It is all about manpower, I don't see a technical solution here.
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