Idea about the ports tree included in the release
ale at FreeBSD.org
Sun Nov 25 23:12:25 PST 2007
Edwin Groothuis wrote:
>>> That would save me 42Mb to download each time :-P
> Oh wait. The cvsup checkouts file is probably a small (set of)
> file(s) with some revision information, while the portsnap file is
> a huge chunk of data with a copy of the ports tree.
Well, even better: instead of the ports tree tarball (+ cvsup files) we
could have *only* the portsnap database on the CD, and let portsnap do
the extract work at install time.
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