cluster vs. PORTREVISION (Re: cvs commit: ports/graphics/djvulibre...)

Kris Kennaway kris at
Sat Jul 16 17:26:14 GMT 2005

On Sat, Jul 16, 2005 at 10:07:05AM -0400, Mikhail Teterin wrote:
> On Saturday 16 July 2005 01:36 am, Kris Kennaway wrote:
> = The cluster does mind, because I do not have enough machines to waste
> = cycles on gratuitous rebuilds. ?Also, the FTP sites mind when the
> = waste bandwidth on gratuitous downloads.
> But the package-building scripts _can_ be modified to track dependencies
> without relying on PORTREVISION, cat they not? And portupgrade does not
> need the variable either.

They detect changes in the list of dependencies, since that data is
available in INDEX.

> Also, for releases you do a full rebuild from scratch anyway too, right?

Yes, but that's a completely secondary use for the cluster since
releases are infrequent events.

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