[DragonFlyBSD - Bug #2527] Re: git: build: implement automatic world backups

Chris Turner via Redmine bugtracker-admin at leaf.dragonflybsd.org
Thu Apr 11 05:38:47 PDT 2013

Issue #2527 has been updated by c.turner1.

On 04/08/13 11:52, John Marino via Redmine wrote:

> I would disagree (also based on Dillon's direction) that the AUTO_BACKUP is off by default.

as long as it can be disabled is fine IMHO

> I'm also not sure about the redefinition of the AUTO_BACKUP default.  That seems to favor an NFS implementation.  Wouldn't the standard case be a single machine with local backups?  In that case, the default is a bit obnoxious.  Not something to fall on a sword for..

Not sure how you mean 'favoring an NFS implementation'
Bug #2527: Re: git: build: implement automatic world backups

Author: c.turner1
Status: In Progress
Priority: Normal
Target version: 

On 02/17/13 14:43, John Marino wrote:

>      Additionally, every time the "installworld" target is executed, the same
>      directories will be automatically backed up at the location of
>      ${MAKEOBJDIRPREFIX}/world_backup .  These directories could be restored
>      with the new make target "restoreworld-auto".

Bug: This breaks on NFS object trees as the copy tries to set flags,
which can't be done over NFS


1) getting an 'off button' back for this would be swell
2) build(7) should probably be updated with whatever the final result is.

personally, I'd prefer this was optional behavior with an 'on' switch,
(e.g. it seems sort of like a 'developer setting' like CFLAGS, etc)

but, that's me.

sorry to back seat drive with no attched patch - lifes a bit hectic ATM.


- Chris

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