Gentoo Archives: gentoo-releng

From: Sylvain Alain <d2_racing@×××××××.com>
To: gentoo-releng@l.g.o
Subject: RE: [gentoo-releng] A stage* and distfile download script instead of links
Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2008 01:12:19
Message-Id: BAY132-W5A7EFA0B183B42DC46940D63A0@phx.gbl
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-releng] A stage* and distfile download script instead of links by Chris Gianelloni
I think it's best to let the user decide what he wants to download.
That really *is* the point of pointing people to the mirrors, directly.

I think that you are right mr.Gianelloni, give the user the choice is the best way :)


> Subject: Re: [gentoo-releng] A stage* and distfile download script instead of links > From: wolf31o2@g.o > To: gentoo-releng@l.g.o > Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2008 13:12:18 -0800 > > On Fri, 2008-01-25 at 14:57 -0600, John Alberts wrote: > > I think it's a good idea too. Just a small script called 'getsources' > > or something that gets a stage tarball and portage snapshot. > > Alright, since people seem hung up on this idea. Which stage tarball? > Regular? uclibc? Hardened? What will you use to determine which version > to even get? The CD itself really has nothing on it to identify the > version, so how will your script know where to go? > > See, computers are good at dumb, repetitive tasks. They tend to suck > hard on anything that requires even the slightest amount of grey matter. > I think it's best to let the user decide what he wants to download. > That really *is* the point of pointing people to the mirrors, directly. > > -- > Chris Gianelloni > Release Engineering Strategic Lead > Games Developer
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