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From: Martin Schlemmer <azarah@g.o>
To: James Yonan <jim@×××××.net>
Cc: Michael Kohl <citizen428@××××××.org>, Gentoo-Dev <gentoo-dev@g.o>
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] The problem of stable/current. Was: Re: [gentoo-dev] the vision for Gentoo
Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2003 21:48:22
Message-Id: 1056836979.14725.58.camel@nosferatu.lan
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] The problem of stable/current. Was: Re: [gentoo-dev] the vision for Gentoo by James Yonan
1 On Sat, 2003-06-28 at 23:31, James Yonan wrote:
3 > Just to throw out an idea on creating a generalization to stable/current (I'm
4 > new to Gentoo, so I'm not sure how much of this has already been done, or to
5 > what extent these ideas have already been made concrete in the portage concept).
6 >
7 > Why not create a notion of a distribution "checkpoint"?
8 >
9 > A checkpoint is a file that contains all information necessary to build a
10 > particular gentoo distribution as it existed at some point in time, similar to
11 > the idea of a cvs tag, or saving the game before you do something that's
12 > likely to get you killed :)
14 Unfortunately a big problem with this, is that ebuild do not stick
15 around long enouth ... except of course if you do it your side.
17 IMHO, I do not see that we can do it with current implementation
18 of the portage tree, even if we do not cleanup stuff - as if we
19 do not, the tree is going to get *too* big.
22 --
24 Martin Schlemmer
25 Gentoo Linux Developer, Desktop/System Team Developer
26 Cape Town, South Africa


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