[nycbug-talk] Request for Review, Summary of FreeBSD src fetching problems

George Rosamond george at ceetonetechnology.com
Fri Feb 15 01:18:07 EST 2013

On 02/15/13 01:09, Brett Wynkoop wrote:
> On Thu, 14 Feb 2013 15:55:26 -0500
> Jesse Callaway <bonsaime at gmail.com> wrote:
>> It should be easy enough to set up an https service with the source
>> you need which is kept in sync with the FreeBSD source.
>> Not sure what is so difficult or controversial about this. I usually
>> do this sort of a thing when I have more than 10 boxes to take care
>> of, just out of bandwidth and speed concerns.
> Jesse-
> You just do not get it.  I am an admin with 30+ years in the field.  I
> can do any of the various hackenstein solutions that you or anyone else
> has come up with, and I probably have come up with them before you, but
> that does not address the real problem which Brian obviously did
> understand.  The FreeBSD Project has been making things harder rather
> than easier for the last several years.
> I am saying the project needs a non-hackenstien solution like it had
> before.
> So I say again someone better than me needs to write a basesnap utility
> and the server infrastructure needs to be put in place.  This should be
> pretty trivial considering it will be basically a clone of portsnap!

Let's keep the tone a bit more pleasant, everyone.


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