Downloading a successful INDEX build rtp via freefall?

Joe Marcus Clarke marcus at
Mon Oct 27 13:40:16 PST 2003

On Mon, 2003-10-27 at 16:33, Sean Chittenden wrote:
> > > I know the rtp cluster doesn't have much bandwidth and would be
> > > ill-suited to the task, but would it be possible for someone
> > > (kris?)  to rsync/scp successful INDEX builds to freefall or
> > > bento?  Replicating a successful INDEX seems like a novel idea as
> > > I'm attributing my last three laptop HDD deaths to nightly INDEX
> > > builds (now less than 3mo apart).  :) -sc
> > 
> > Successful INDEX builds can always be found on bento.  For example,
> > if you wanted the latest successful -CURRENT INDEX build, you can
> > get it from /var/portbuild/i386/5/ports on bento (substitute the
> > most recently built architecture for i386).  You'll want to get the
> > INDEX before the build finishes to be sure to get the full,
> > un-pruned INDEX.
> No chance of having the build script for bento place a completed INDEX
> someplace that can be trusted in the event that an INDEX build is
> partially complete?  With the frequency of INDEX builds on bento or
> rtp, this seems like a distinct possibility.  Also, would you object
> if I scp'ed a INDEX onto freefall for hosting there?  -sc

The build scripts don't do anything with the INDEX.  That's all done by
hand during and after the build.  However, it might not be a bad idea to
copy of the full INDEX once it's complete for purposes of commitment. 
Or, perhaps Kris could modify his RTP build to do the same.

Hosting an INDEX file on freefall might be a bad idea given its size and
lack of disk space on freefall.


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