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Re: [XaraXtreme-dev] FreeBSD port for XaraLX 0.3r712 created

On Mon, Mar 27, 2006 at 10:18:28AM +0100, Alex Bligh wrote:
> Vasil,
> >Hmmz, did you look in the files/ directory in xaralx.shar?
> No. I just loooked at:
> <http://people.freebsd.org/~vd/xaralx/wxgtk26_2.6.2-2.6.3.r2.diff>>
That's the 2.6.2 to 2.6.3-rc2 update of the FreeBSD port, to ease the
users from installing the xaraxl port (it depends on 2.6.3-rc2 port
which is not in the "official" ports collection). Once this patch gets
applied (this will probaly not happen) or the wx port gets updated to
2.6.3 (when wx 2.6.3 it out of the door) I will commit the xaralx port
to the ports tree.

> >
> >It will be a problem if the old versions get deleted since they are
> >referenced in the port's files and the port will render unusable if they
> >disappear from the download site. I think at least Gentoo will suffer
> >from the same problem.
> Not my call, but I can see that keeping n copies of a source repository
> that changes every three hours is going to eat disk space. There is a
> recommended release every week or two, and probably keeping a copy of
> that source file should be enough (if people want to run the bleeding
> edge version AND a port, they can work out how to use svn :-) )
Assuming that one archive is 23M and archives are kept for the last 6
months, this means that 33G (23*8*30*6=33120) will be needed which is
not really too much. Anyway I will stick the port to the "recommended"
version once one is released with the fixes that 715 has.

Can you confirm that the recommended versions are kept forever on the
download site?

Who should I contact for details about when and how othen the
archives are deleted?

Vasil Dimov

Testing can show the presence of bugs, but not their absence.
                -- Edsger W. Dijkstra