[PC-BSD Dev] "Fat" packages

Warner Losh imp at bsdimp.com
Wed Jun 6 07:55:59 PDT 2012


On Jun 6, 2012, at 1:27 AM, Lars Engels wrote:

> On Wed, Jun 06, 2012 at 09:22:50AM +0200, Mads Worsøe Duun wrote:
>> I saw this today
>> https://github.com/joyent/pkgsrc/commit/d64f78a9aecb10b89677c9fec7d7fd6fb32dc46d
>> about
>> "Fat" packages (multi-architecture). The implementation is for pkgsrc, but
>> I think the idea is very interesting, especially for the PBI packages
>> format. One distributed PBI for both 32bit and 64bit.
>> 
>> Mads Worsøe Duun
> 
> 
> That's a nice idea, but IMHO the PBI package sizes are already big
> enough...

Maybe...  But there's already binary diffs for those packages.  Perhaps it would be a fruitful area to optimize the download of only the $ARCH part of the package for network installs, but have them all on one monster DVD (or maybe BD).

Warner




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