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From: Ulrich Mueller <ulm@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Should mirror restriction imply bindist restriction?
Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2013 19:23:52
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Should mirror restriction imply bindist restriction? by Mike Frysinger
1 >>>>> On Fri, 26 Apr 2013, Mike Frysinger wrote:
3 >> Currently RESTRICT=mirror and RESTRICT=bindist are independent of
4 >> each other. I wonder if the former should imply the latter.
5 >>
6 >> Is there any package where the files in SRC_URI cannot be mirrored
7 >> (i.e., redistributed), but where the built package can be
8 >> distributed?
10 > i've used RESTRICT=mirror in the past when the files were really
11 > large (like games or toolchain source tarballs) and upstream already
12 > had a good mirroring system. in both cases, there was no binary
13 > redistribution restrictions.
15 > so my answer would be no: we have two independent knobs and let's
16 > keep them that way.
18 Right. And as was pointed to me on IRC, another legitimate case for
19 mirror restriction are packages in overlays whose distfiles are not on
20 mirrors. Then it obviously makes no sense to check mirrors for it.
22 Ulrich