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From Jim Jagielski <>
Subject Re: expansion of tarball in dist/ directory
Date Sat, 06 Jun 1998 02:59:39 GMT
Brian Behlendorf wrote:
> Why do we do this?  Why do we expand the tarball in /dist/?  I am looking
> at my ftp logs and the mirror sites are going crazy downloading all the
> separate files.  Plus, unless we're prepared to keep trees around forever,
> links will be built to files under that tree, and keeping those trees
> around forever would be silly, thus links will be breaking.
> We can link to specific files in the CVS repository through
> - even specific versions of files
> if we wish.  We should do that, rather than link under dist.
> I just blew away the 1.3b7 tree expanded there, I'm about to do the same to
> the 1.3.0 tree unless someone comes up with a good reason not to.

AFAIK it was a new addition to the how-to-release doc... Who added it??

   Jim Jagielski   |||   |||
            "That's no ordinary rabbit... that's the most foul,
            cruel and bad-tempered rodent you ever laid eyes on"

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