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Anyone knows?? A google search found interesting details on cvsup.
(there's even the purported 50x increase in speed on a 56K
Then I also found a link in one of GWM (Gentoo Weeky News all the way
back in 2002 -
http://www.gentoo.org/news/en/gwn/20021223-newsletter.xml#doc_chap2_sect4) that states
CVSup Under Consideration as Replacement for rsync
There has been some discussion in the Gentoo developer community about
migrating away from Portage's dependency on rsync and instead utilizing
CVSup. Currently used in FreeBSD's ports system, CVSup offers a few
distinct advantages, as well as challenges, over rsync:
* Local changes will be preserved if you want them to, just like
anoncvs. Anyone who's ever had their package.mask file
overwritten by an emerge rsync will appreciate this feature.
* CVSup is faster and more efficient than rsync. This means that
CVSup can improve the efficiency of our Portage mirroring
* CVSup's threaded design allows for file transfer begin almost
immediately, unlike rsync which must build a complete file list
first. Surprisingly, CVSup uses the rsync algorithm (which is
very efficient) internally to synchronize individual files, but
uses a better approach than rsync when coordinating the updates
of large numbers of files.
* CVSup is written in Modula 3, which means that transitioning to
CVSup will require some non-trivial steps to ensure that we have
proper Modula 3 support on all architectures.
* CVSup also has the added psychological benefit of making FreeBSD
users feel more at home.
Anyone wants to comment??
Ow Mun Heng
Gentoo/Linux on DELL D600 1.4Ghz 1.5GB RAM
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