periodic script in base system to run csup

jhell jhell at
Sat Jul 17 20:53:39 UTC 2010

On Fri, 16 Jul 2010 09:58, Gabor Kovesdan wrote:
In Message-Id: <4C406589.7030705 at>

> Hi folks,
> Steven Kreuzer wrote a periodic script to run csup updates with periodic 
> daily. I've reviewed it and added support for multiple supfiles. I'd like to 
> commit this to head.
: Is there any objection?

In a message listed in this thread someone has mentioned that this can 
already be done from cron. ( make -C /usr/src update ) at your own 
preferred time of updating.

No offense but including something like this into the periodic system 
without a way to randomize the time at which it will actually run would be 
irresponsible while wreaking havoc on the source servers and I would 
strongly advise against it.

If a way to randomize the time at which this is run is conceived and you 
wish to proceed I would also strongly advise that it is moved to a 
periodic weekly location instead.

Personally I see updating your source tree as a interactive process unless 
for the use of a mirroring server which is not needed on every machine 
this would end up on. Adding this I only see results of blatant enabling 
the controls creating pointless mirrors. Maybe adding this to src/tools 
would be a better place or creating a port for this.

With all do respect & Regards,



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