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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.
Jorge Vicetto (jmbsvicetto) - jmbsvicetto at gentoo dot org
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