kline at tao.thought.org
Wed Mar 14 16:33:28 UTC 2007
On Wed, Mar 14, 2007 at 04:20:00PM +0000, Vince wrote:
> Gary Kline wrote:
> > Regarding most (or many) of the port changes--say, upgrading
> > foo-2.1.9_5 to foo-2.1.9_6, if the upgrade could be done by
> > downloading a binary diff file, could the resulting
> > /usr/local/bin/foo-2.1.9_6 be achieved by downloading a
> > relatively small binary patch? Seems to me that smaller scale
> > upgrades could be done this way in preference to re-compiling
> > ports or downloading entire pacakes. --Same would go for any
> > dependencies.
> > Why is this a bad idea!
> > gary
> portsnap works on this basis as does freebsd-update, see
> I can imagine it could get horribly complex, but using
> http://www.daemonology.net/bsdiff/ i guess its potentially possible.
> Colin Percival would be a good person to talk to if you're thinking of
> implementing this, since he wrote the tools referenced above.
I'm just starting to use portsnap over cvsup ports*; looking
for better docs on keeping (reasonably) current. Thanks for
the URL's. --This could get severely complicated if there
were no ground rules. OTOH, there's got to be a better way.
Gary Kline kline at thought.org www.thought.org Public Service Unix
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