On 11/8/2009 10:31 AM, Eitan Adler wrote:
I was hoping to get a bit more of a response to a recent posting of
mine with regard to using svn to fetch files for ports
My proposal: http://www.mail-archive.com/freebsd-ports@freebsd.org/msg23776.html
A summary of what has been going on:

This is something that more than 2 people should have an input on

I would learn toward having something available to create tarballs for maintainers but I don't think having a port fetch directly from svn would be such a good idea.

Also what about the load on the repository? There is a lot of infrastructure in place for mirroring tarballs (FreeBSD and otherwise) but very little for svn and I doubt many projects have mirrored repositories. Going with the mplayer example there may not be a lot of FreeBSD users installing mplayer at any given time but it may be enough to be a concern as far as load on the repository.

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