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From: Heinrich Wendel <lanius@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] To big "files"-dir solution
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2003 18:57:41
1 Hi,
3 As the files dir grows more and more and already big files (>20k or something
4 like that) are move to distfiles, I thought of a relative simple and
5 efficient solution for this.
7 You could leave all files in the "files"-dir (even big one). Now the rsync
8 master mirror makes a tgz out of the files dir, removes it and moves the tgz
9 to the distfiles or another location. Before emerging a package Portage
10 downloads the files.tgz from the mirror and extracts it to its usual
11 directory.
13 This would only add 3 or 4 lines of portage code, but would remove about
14 20.000 files from /usr/portage.
16 mfg, Heinrich :)
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