Gotta start somewhere ... how many of us are really out there?
freebsd at hub.org
Mon Jul 31 16:35:10 UTC 2006
On Sun, 30 Jul 2006, Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC wrote:
> On Jul 30, 2006, at 8:42 PM, User Freebsd wrote:
>> On Sun, 30 Jul 2006, Colin Percival wrote:
>>> User Freebsd wrote:
>>>>> We can also collect the access information of the cvsup server and
>>>>> portsnap server, can't we?
>>>> What does that give?
>>> Approximately 15000 portsnap snapshots (i.e., /var/db/portsnap or
>>> /usr/local/portsnap directories) are being kept updated on systems
>>> which send HTTP requests to portsnap*.freebsd.org. Of these, about
>>> 4300 are running FreeBSD 6.0, 4500 are running FreeBSD 6.1, 2400
>>> are running FreeBSD 6-STABLE, 300 are running FreeBSD 5.5, and the
>>> remaining 3500 are using copies of portsnap installed from the ports
>>> tree (presumably on earlier FreeBSD releases, since the portsnap
>>> port won't install if portsnap is already part of the FreeBSD base
>> BTW, is portsnap meant to replace cvsup, or ... ? Or are we still only
>> getting "half the picture" if we look at portsnap only?
> You are getting some fraction of the picture. We don't use portsnap (and
> cvsup we do use but not that often), for example.
We use cvsup here, daily, to update the ports tree ... and based on
someone else's post (alex?), finding out that portsnap overwrites the
ports tree, which I'm taking to mean it will remove anything I add to it,
makes changing over for me a no-op :(
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