CVS removal from the base
Julian H. Stacey
jhs at berklix.com
Wed Dec 14 13:00:27 UTC 2011
From: Doug Barton <dougb at FreeBSD.org>
> >> Having things in ports doesn't make them less available. :)
>From "Julian H. Stacey" <jhs at berklix.com>
> > It didn't used to. It risks it now, since in last months, some
> > ports/ have been targeted by a few rogue commiters purging, who
> > want to toss ports out from one release to another without warning
> > of a DEPRECATED= in previous release Makefiles.
From: Julian Elischer <julian at freebsd.org>
> which brings up teh possibility of 1st class ports.. which are kept
> more as part of the system..
> (sorry for sounding like a broken record..)
Interesting idea, to bounce the idea around a bit:
It would extend the spectrum to
1st class ports ... in src or ports or elsewhere ? ...
(if elsewhere, work to reconfig mirrors & to. doc
new struct later)
/usr/ports currently 22906
An empty current ports tree takes 485 M (& a lot of inodes which
occasionaly trips people).
A current src tree takes 705 M
Ports has lots of commiters
Src has less & partly different commiters & stricter watched
& more release aligned.
Maybe sometime we will see a project arise that will be a replacement
ports/ for more than one BSD, perhaps even extending to Linux, (to
avoid reinventing of the wheel that must go on with ports skeletal
structs for each OS) ( maybe with an RFC for a port/ skeleton struct
? If so, that may have ramifications on bits of src moved to ports.
Julian Stacey, BSD Unix Linux C Sys Eng Consultants Munich http://berklix.com
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