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

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