On Wed, Mar 14, 2007 at 04:20:00PM +0000, Vince wrote:
> Gary Kline wrote:
> >     Regarding most (or many) of the port changes--say, upgrading
> >     foo-2.1.9_5 to foo-2.1.9_6, if  the upgrade could be done by
> >     downloading a binary diff file, could the resulting
> >     /usr/local/bin/foo-2.1.9_6 be achieved by downloading a 
> >     relatively small binary patch?  Seems to me that smaller scale
> >     upgrades could be done this way in preference to re-compiling
> >     ports or downloading entire pacakes.  --Same would go for any
> >     dependencies.
> > 
> >     Why is this a bad idea!
> > 
> >     gary
> portsnap works on this basis as does freebsd-update, see
> http://www.daemonology.net/freebsd-update/
> I can imagine it could get horribly complex, but using
> http://www.daemonology.net/bsdiff/ i guess its potentially possible.
> Colin Percival would be a good person to talk to if you're thinking of
> implementing this, since he wrote the tools referenced above.

        I'm just starting to use portsnap over cvsup ports*; looking
        for better docs on keeping (reasonably) current.  Thanks for
        the URL's.  --This could get severely complicated if there 
        were no ground rules.  OTOH, there's got to be a better way.
        --Well, hopefully!


> Vince

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