Re: How does a port become real?
Josip Rodin <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Sat, Feb 14, 2004 at 12:07:17AM +0100, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> > > > > > until the mirroring stuff is segmented to support more architectures.
> > > > >
> > > > > How/when is that going to happen?
> > > > >
> > > > > We haven't done anything like this, and I would expect that such an
> > > > > undertaking (the accompanying conversion and accomodating changes)
> > > > > would take years to get done properly...
> > > >
> > > > Woody did it before, converting to pools. The transition was finalized
> > > > end of last year when the last of potato was removed I think.
> > >
> > > No, it didn't, the Packages files changed paths but no data was moved out of
> > > the same toplevel directory.
> > I don't thing anything else is planed for "segmenting" the mirror.
> Well, it better be, because it's silly to believe that the mirrors
> should just keep updating their exclusion lists or available space
> whenever we want to add an architecture... the ftpmasters are quite
> correct to be hesitant of adding new architectures because we don't
> handle the space issue well enough with the current set, let alone
> with new stuff being added.
Pool could be split up into pool/all/, pool/<arch>/. Doesn't mean the
Packages files mechanism has to change. Thats what I ment.
The actual location (path) to the deb files is quite flexible for the
But its all speculation until someone points us to some details, even
if its just a request for options posted somewhere.