[arch-general] Better NILFS2 Support

Heiko Baums lists at baums-on-web.de
Mon Aug 2 12:08:50 EDT 2010

Am Mon, 02 Aug 2010 15:31:47 +0200
schrieb Pierre Chapuis <catwell at archlinux.us>:

> Just for information, the opposite point of view recently came up on
> the suckless mailing-list:
> http://lists.suckless.org/dev/1007/5256.html
> I prefer Arch's approach but it is probably true that a large base
> system reduces the workload of package maintainers.

I don't know Source Mage, but I think that a large base system (as I
understand this posting, all in one big package) has only disadvantages.
It's far less flexible, wastes much more disk space for unneeded tools,
makes a lot more work for the users and maintainers, because the base
package - as I understand the posting - needs to be updated more often
(a big package needs to be updated every time one small tool is
updated), which forces the users to regularly download and the
maintainers to regularly rebuild and upload a bigger package instead of
sometimes down- and uploading a few much smaller packages, etc.

Not really a good idea.


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