Re: RFC: Central version control for Debian
On Tue, Jan 30, 2001 at 01:03:50PM +0100, Goswin Brederlow wrote:
> >>>>> " " == Thom May <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Potato has ~2 GB of gzip sources, uncompress that gives you maybe
> 3 GB.
> Each day theres about 50 MB source updates. Some are new orig.tar.gz
> files, which could be diffed. But just assume the uncompressed diffs
> are about 50 MB/day.
> That means each year the debian cvs grows 18 GB in size. So in one
> year time we have 6 times the size.
> Who do you think will host that?
Last night, I downloaded source for all required and important packages, and
fed them into CVS with cvs-inject. The compressed sources (tar.gz, diff.gz,
dsc) were 70M. These packages used DBS or a similar setup, with repacked
upstream sources in the tar.gz, so CVS is next to useless for them:
These had broken source packages, that either didn't unpack or cvs-inject
The rest imported with no problem:
The CVS tree containing the third set of packages totals 178M. I'm going to
look into importing standard as well (about twice as many packages in all).
The only thing missing is a tool to take a Debian source package and import it
into the CVS tree, updating an existing one to a newer Debian revision.