In <200203301432390920.14F404A4@mail.attbi.com>, Jonathan Arnold <email@example.com> typed:
> >> Actually, 10 of them come from my "BSD Power Pak 4.4" package that I
> >> the 4 installation disks and 6 toolkit disks. I think at the very least,
> >> the installation disks should have their own master index, and the toolkit
> >> disks should too.
> >There aren't 4 installation disks, there's only 1. The other 3 are a
> >fixit disk and 2 disks of packages. So a master index for that
> >distribution only elimines 2 files. Hardly worth the effort,
> Well, by "installation disks" I mean the "normal 4 disk set" that FreeBSD
> comes on. And there is a packages directory on 3 of them, with no list
> of which package comes on which CD. And then you add in the 6 disk Toolkit
> set. I don't see why it is so hard to understand that, whoever makes these
> CDs should give an inventory of what packages came on them. Otherwise, I
> have to mount each one, search the packages folder, unmount it, and mount
> the next one, every time I want to see if I already have the package
You could, of course, just mount them once and copy the files to
INDEX/<package>-<number>. Then you never have to mount them again
except to get things off of them.
> >especially considering that you've got to design a new file format, as
> >the INDEX files don't include information about which disk the file is
> A simple FILES.TXT on either the first or second disk, even if it just
> does something like:
It's not clear that the information you want is available when the
first two disks are built. Also, this file is useless for anyone who
doesn't download all four disks. It should really go on the fourth
> Disk 1:
> [contents of disk 1's packages/INDEX, in a readable form]
> Disk 3:
> [contents of disk 3's packages/INDEX, in a readable form]
> Disk 4:
> [contents of disk 4's packages/INDEX, in a readable form]
If it's simple, then you can provide patches for the "make release"
process in the PR you're going to file, right?
Mike Meyer <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.mired.org/home/mwm/
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