[Buildroot] [RFC] core: Download all package sources
jacmet at uclibc.org
Wed Nov 6 23:07:29 UTC 2013
>>>>> "Yann" == Yann E MORIN <yann.morin.1998 at free.fr> writes:
>> But does this matter for USERS? I would guess users are only interested
>> in a subset of all the packages (E.G. the ones for the arch they use or
>> the ones enabled in their .config).
> Yes, it does.
> Some companies are using a very restrictive firewall, that does not
> allow anything but plain http and https (sometime even with MITM), and
> no cvs, git, or even ftp...
> So, some like to get a computer to another network, do the downloads, and
> serve them on the LAN from a mirror.
> Sometime, the network is really slow (eg. low BW, or high latency), so
> this is also usefull to be able to make a complete mirror.
> Of course, that needs resyncing from time to time, but easier done than
> coping with a bunch of cursing angry users irrupting in one's office
> every now and then! :-)
Sure, but that's what we have 'make source' (for specific
configurations) or sources.buildroot.net (for local mirror of
everything) for, right?
Bye, Peter Korsgaard
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