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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 11:07 am    Post subject: Automatic EBUILD Fetch - DEVS pls read!!! Reply with quote

Hi I am just wondering about the growing number of packages that is getting included in ebuild as well as I wanna add my concerns for old package installing. There is currently 10,000 packages included in the most recent portage today. searching and updating databases for ebuilds is quite a hassle for slow machines. I am just wondering if there are plans to use webinterface like ebuild fetchings. that is since ebuilds all the time gets synched and gets replaced why not make a web interface that only downloads to be installed package ebuilds and its dependencies and keep the rest of un used ebuilds over the net. Also with this with the power and convience of ebuilds make a fetch ebuild line in the top heirarchy of an ebuild package for example a gnome.ebuild has some dependencies if it gets digested it will automatically download the dependency packages ebuild and digest it as well and keep these ebuilds until the user says to delete it.


this is just my concerns i think gentoo really rocks i hope someone look into this solution.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

of course someone could easily right an ebuild database with fast updating and searching under python or whatever but the prospects of downloading the only needed ebuilds and fetch dependent ebuilds would be cool dont you guys think?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2005 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Genone wrote:

Finally a list of features that will almost definitely not be included and are either planned for later versions or simply not really doable:
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  • On demand ebuild fetching


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