On Sun, 21 Jan 2007 08:29:52 -0600 Jonathan Horne wrote: >> Terrific waste of bandwidth. > > *shrug* i dont see it that way. i see it as insurance that when i build > kernels for 15 machines, they are all getting the cleanest sources possible, > with absolutely nothing left over from a previous build.
There is no such thing as "dirty" sources - at least not by your definition. cvsup or the new builtin replacement replaces old files with new ones and erases obsolete ones. And there is *never* anthing left over from a previous build in /usr/src/! All the work is done in /usr/obj/ and you can erase that at any time. In fact the target cleanworld does just that. Rebuilding the source tree isn't a big deal in terms of bandwidth, but thousands of people doing that on a regular basis will drive the costs of maintaining mirrors up - even though traffic is getting cheaper with time. Regards Chris _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"