On Fri, Sep 16, 2011 at 03:43:43AM -0700, Hamish wrote:
> Hamish wrote:
> > > ps- these days since disk space is cheap, I wonder if we can
> > > finally ship a gmt-coast-high package instead of needing to
> > > run the bundled script to get that.
> Francesco:
> > I would ask ftp-masters about that.
> It would seem the /usr/sbin/gmt-coastline-download may
> no longer work if you choose the main ftp site:
>   ftp://ftp.soest.hawaii.edu/gmt/
> as it only has the latest 45mb version available as a single
> file.
> The sites marked in the script with a "*" do have the old
> versions, e.g.:
>   ftp://ftp.scc.u-tokai.ac.jp/pub/gmt/
> [the 2.1 version of the gshhs data was 30mb for full-res and 9.5mb
> for high-res .bzip2 dataset. compare to the huge fgfs-base
> package]
> if we wish to preserve the old versions maybe we should put a
> copy on Alioth(MkII) instead of relying on a 3rd party site
> which may go away at any time? (the .au ftp site doesn't work
> for me right now at all)
> Ultimately I'd like the zyGrib, opencpn, etc packages which also
> provide coastline copies to all depend on a single data package.
> (to this end I've already patched opencpn to use xtide's package)

Eh it would be definitively better depending on a arch-indep data
package and trying to convince ftpmasters in supporting it.
I already had problems with unstable mirrors.

Francesco P. Lovergine

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