Big patches

Chris Rees crees at
Fri Aug 19 08:10:52 UTC 2011

On 19 August 2011 08:55, Helmut Schneider <jumper99 at> wrote:
> Mark Linimon wrote:
>> Sorry, I did not see your message and emailed you separately.
>> GNATS has a spamcatcher for > 500k messages (mostly this catches
>> viruses).  Normally I handle such PRs manually before the cleanup
>> process runs, but I forgot to do it this time.  (I only took a
>> glance.)
>> Does the plist change dramatically every time the ports are updated?
> Yes.
>> Is there any way around this if so?  Such large changes put stress
>> not only on GNATS (it is, after all, a database), but also on the CVS
>> repository when the updates are committed.
> I generated the plist in the past but not very long time ago I was told
> (and let me quote): "generation the plist is not considered a good
> practice" :)

Except when the plist changes dramatically. See Perter's Handbook :)


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