RFC: svn for make fetch

Jonathan jonathan at kc8onw.net
Tue Nov 10 14:05:31 UTC 2009

On 11/8/2009 10:31 AM, Eitan Adler wrote:
> I was hoping to get a bit more of a response to a recent posting of
> mine with regard to using svn to fetch files for ports
> My proposal: http://www.mail-archive.com/freebsd-ports@freebsd.org/msg23776.html
> A summary of what has been going on:
> http://wiki.freebsd.org/EitanAdler/ports-svn
> This is something that more than 2 people should have an input on

I would learn toward having something available to create tarballs for 
maintainers but I don't think having a port fetch directly from svn 
would be such a good idea.

Also what about the load on the repository?  There is a lot of 
infrastructure in place for mirroring tarballs (FreeBSD and otherwise) 
but very little for svn and I doubt many projects have mirrored 
repositories.  Going with the mplayer example there may not be a lot of 
FreeBSD users installing mplayer at any given time but it may be enough 
to be a concern as far as load on the repository.


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