Another pkgsrc thoughts

Justin C. Sherrill justin at
Sun Aug 3 06:55:16 PDT 2008

On Sun, August 3, 2008 3:19 am, Dennis Melentyev wrote:

> 1. Is it possible to go FreeBSD way in mirrors naming? I mean
> something like "", "",
> "", etc. Resembling "cvsup.*"
> scheme?

I don't know if our mirrors are midespread enough to make that useful.  I
also don't know if that's a good enough objection to not do it.

> 2. Is it possible to expand mirror status page to cover status of
> pkgsrc mirrors? I had to go through many of sites to find
> suitable for me, after I realized ua mirror does not have all packages
> (yet?).

The pages do need cleanup.

> 3. I was unable to find the way to deny ipv6 for package retrieving.
> So ftp spitting messages like "no route to host" for every package. I
> found this somewhat irritating.

I think removing IPv6 from your kernel config will keep it from happening,
though that assumes you have no other need for IPv6 traffic.

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