symlinks and virtual categories [Was: [SUGGEST] Reform eclipse and eclipse related ports]

Roman Neuhauser neuhauser at
Sun Oct 23 23:17:27 PDT 2005

# herve.quiroz at / 2005-10-24 03:10:05 +0200:
> On Mon, Oct 17, 2005 at 05:05:18PM -0500, Scot Hetzel wrote:
> > >    Hey, what about materialized virtual categories? A bunch of
> > >    symlinks, and everyone's happy. Or is that too much for CVS?
> > >
> > It would probably be too much for CVS to handle, instead someone could
> > modify to create the virtual category directories and then
> > symbolicly link the ports into these categories.
> This is probably getting quite off-topic here but I have just coded this
> script to implement what you describe. Someone probably already
> implemented such thing but I had 10 minutes to spare between two
> simulation runs...
> Basically you may set PORTSDIR to a specific path (or else the script
> uses /usr/ports) and run the script. It will create the directories
> related to virtual categories and symlink ports into them.

    Was the script stripped by mailman? I'd like to see it.

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