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Re: [bug-gsrc] No access to source files (firewalled)

From: Karl Berry
Subject: Re: [bug-gsrc] No access to source files (firewalled)
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2013 00:31:47 GMT

Hi Brandon,

    160M    gcompris-12.11.tar.bz2

I am tempted to make an argument about gcompris not being worth the 8%
of the total size it "comprises" :), but I guess that's not exactly fair ...

    65M     linux-libre-3.7.1-gnu.tar.xz

I don't see the point of include linux-libre in gsrc, specifically.
Granted it's a GNU "package", but ... not really.  It's a kernel.  gsrc
isn't an installable-from-scratch system, as we all know, so it seems
like just a waste of space to have it there?

I don't see hurd packages in that top 20 list, so I guess it doesn't
really matter, but am likewise skeptical of those.  Can they actually be
used within the gsrc framework?

    23M     glibc-2.17.tar.gz

And likewise with glibc.  Unless gsrc packages actually link against the
gsrc-installed glibc?!  Can that possibly work?  It never has for me,
but I gave up trying years ago, so maybe ...

    except Boost and Cairo.

What depends on Boost?  (Just curious.)

    I'm also toying around with the
    idea of moving all non-GNU deps to being external.

Makes sense to me.


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