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From: Alec Warner <antarus@g.o>
Subject: Re: [RFC] Adding a tiny install-mask directory list to gx86
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2011 10:32:49 -0700
On Fri, Sep 16, 2011 at 8:14 AM, Michał Górny <mgorny@g.o> wrote:
> On Fri, 16 Sep 2011 08:39:48 -0500
> Donnie Berkholz <dberkholz@g.o> wrote:
>
>> On 11:36 Fri 16 Sep     , Michał Górny wrote:
>> > The question is: where to store such a directory list?
>> >
>> > Keeping it inside project sources doesn't seem right as it would
>> > require me to bump and re-release project every time a directory is
>> > added. Keeping it in separate package which would need to be kept
>> > in sync doesn't seem too good either.
>> >
>> > That's why I'm considering including a tiny file in gx86 (and
>> > possibly other repositories) itself. Such a file could have a
>> > simple format and specify mappings of 'install-mask names' (similar
>> > to USE flag names) to lists of directories and possibly
>> > descriptions.
>>
>> Do something like layman or repoman where it auto-fetches
>> periodically. Layman has the advantage of also supporting add-on
>> files in addition to the main one.
>
> I'm not sure if it's a good idea. Layman operations usually involve
> network I/O, mine will not. I don't really want users to pay for GPRS
> because install-mask does auto-update check.

So offer a 'install-mask update' command. Drop a cronjob in
cron.weekly that does the update and GRPS users can just delete /
modify the job.

-A

>
>> I don't want this in my repo.
>
> By *your* repo you mean dev overlay? Noone forces you to declare
> additional paths.
>
> --
> Best regards,
> Michał Górny
>


References:
[RFC] Adding a tiny install-mask directory list to gx86
-- Michał Górny
Re: [RFC] Adding a tiny install-mask directory list to gx86
-- Donnie Berkholz
Re: [RFC] Adding a tiny install-mask directory list to gx86
-- Michał Górny
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