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Re: randomplay: command-line shuffle music player

On Mon, Sep 08, 2003 at 11:49:57AM -0500, John Buttery wrote:
> * Brian Nelson <pyro@debian.org> [2003-09-08 07:19:08 -0700]:
> > That is certainly not all that matters.  If every script anyone tried
> > to write was included in Debian, Debian would collapse under its own
> > weight.
>   How?  I mean, as long as the package was maintained.  Although, if
> you're talking about bandwidth and disk space expenses to the mirror
> sponsors, then you do have a point there.  The phrase "collapse under
> its own weight" suggests to me, though, that you're talking about
> something else, ie something about coordinating things regardless of
> data storage logistics.  I guess I'm not really an expert on how the
> "Debian machine" ticks internally, but it seems like whatever system has
> already scaled to 8-9000 packages should scale the same way up to 30K or
> 40K packages?

You are aware that some mirror are already on the very limit of not
having enough place on their 100Go partition for the debian archives and
were asking for near term solutions.

That said, a small (arch: all probably) script should probably not even
be visible in the archive.


Sven Luther

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