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From: Stuart Herbert <stuart.herbert@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Change layout of distfiles
Date: Mon, 06 Mar 2006 19:24:29
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] Change layout of distfiles by Michael Renner
1 Hi,
3 On 3/6/06, Michael Renner <robe@××××××.at> wrote:
4 > Hi,
5 >
6 > as suggested by Mike in,
7 > here's my proposal for changing the layout of the distfiles tree:
8 > Introducing an additional directory hierarchy should fix this, and is
9 > the common solution for this problem for various projects, be it debian
10 > [1], cpan [2], slackware [3], etc.
12 Why not have the directory structure follow the package category
13 structure? E.g. the distfiles for package foo/bar goes into the
14 directory ${MIRROR_ROOT}/foo/bar?
16 This should be easy enough to support in Portage, and if applied to
17 the /usr/portage/distfiles directory too, would solve a few other
18 problems. It also has the advantage of grouping the distfiles in a
19 way that users would find natural to browse.
21 There is the problem of what happens when a package moves, but I think
22 that's easily solved too.
24 Best regards,
25 Stu
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Re: [gentoo-dev] Change layout of distfiles Alin Nastac <mrness@g.o>