Reducing the size of the ports tree (brainstorm v2)

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at
Sat Nov 1 10:26:41 UTC 2014

On 01/11/2014 10:19, Darren Pilgrim wrote:
> On 11/1/2014 2:20 AM, Matthew Seaman wrote:
>> However, I wonder if it wouldn't make more sense
>> to create one file which includes all of the other bits of port
>> infrastructure.  This should be a text format that people can read
>> easily and manipulate with a text editor or standard unix tools.
>> Something like UCL might be a good choice.
> That sounds dangerously close to reinventing SRPM.

Now you mention it, yes it does.  Although SRPM's are a bit more opaque
than what I had in mind.



Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil.

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