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From: "Jorge Manuel B. S. Vicetto" <jmbsvicetto@g.o>
Subject: Re: A stage* and distfile download script instead of links
Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2008 02:23:50 -0100
Chris Gianelloni wrote:
> 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.
>
>   
To add to Chris comments and from what mirror? It might seem a minor 
question for someone on the US or even on a few EU countries, but in 
some parts of the world, the mirror can have a huge impact on speed or 
the internet bill.

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Jorge Vicetto (jmbsvicetto) - jmbsvicetto at gentoo dot org
Gentoo-forums / Userrel / SPARC / KDE

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A stage* and distfile download script instead of links
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Re: A stage* and distfile download script instead of links
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Re: A stage* and distfile download script instead of links
-- Keith Larrimore
Re: A stage* and distfile download script instead of links
-- John Alberts
Re: A stage* and distfile download script instead of links
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