ports/www is too full
jtrigg at spamcop.net
Fri Oct 22 20:26:55 PDT 2004
On Fri, Oct 22, 2004 at 08:18:12PM -0400, Paul Chvostek wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 22, 2004 at 04:52:21PM -0600, Robin Schoonover wrote:
> > >
> > > A single directory with 12000 subdirectories in it may be unruly ...
> > > and we'd have to fix oddities like hydra, jags, replay, etc ... but it
> > > would provide for the most flexible expansion, and the symlink tree
> > > would provide an equivalent interface to folks comfortable with the
> > > current setup.
> > Population. cvs (and probably cvsup) do not handle symlinks well. You
> > would have to have a script populate symlinked ports into the categories
> > by hand.
> If 12000 is just too frickin' many for a directory, perhaps some "titan"
> categories could be used to aggregate ports as they are now: app, devel,
> sysutil. Whatever would have the least chance of category overlap.
> MOVED can then still point to the new location, and cvsup may be a
> little happier.
Or All could be divided into prefix directories -- ports/a/p/apache20.
That would still break the number of ports per directory down enough,
leave no confusion as to where the core port directory is, and eliminate
the MOVED file. Then use the script to populate the symlink category
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