> On Oct 31, 2016, at 4:18 AM, René J. V. Bertin <rjvber...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Clemens Lang wrote:
>> If your question is not yet answered, ask on the mailing lists so it can
>> be added.
> I may have overlooked this, but does github have any provisions that would 
> allow 
> the PortIndex files to be generated on the server and served with the actual 
> repo 
> contents? That would probably give a very significant reduction in the 
> resources 
> spent collectively to regenerate those files...

This issue only affects the very small percentage of the MacPorts user 
population (including developers and maintainers) that clones the git 
repository. Most users will use the rsync server, on which we do generate 
portindexes for each macOS version.

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