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Re: Retrieving less data on cvsup?

From: Dark Fiber <ceaser@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 01 Nov 2004 13:40:33 +0000

On Mon, 1 Nov 2004 00:54:20 +0100, Diego Calleja <diegocg@xxxxxxxxx>

>I recently cvsup'ed the FreeBSD ports list. Syncing the ports database has
>always been painful with slow connections, even with compression, specially
>with freebsd's ports. I've always wondered if there's some way of not
>downloading some of the files until I use them, like say
>/usr/ports/foo/files/file.patch, which I'm not going to use until I install
>the program, if I install it. I've diving trough the handbook but I didn't
>find anything, or I missed it. It's possible to do something like that?

whait i had thought was that each port should be 1 .tgz file,
tar+gzip all the files + patches. this would use a boatload less
inodes + disk space.

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