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

Michael W. Lucas mwlucas at blackhelicopters.org
Fri Feb 15 08:39:29 EST 2013

I might have missed this, so apologies if it's a repeat:

What's wrong with 'freebsd-update src'? Supported, in base, the first
download is rather slow but after that it's quite fast.

Admittedly, there is no freebsd-update for arm yet. But arm is a Tier
2 platform
(http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en/articles/committers-guide/archs.html). Tier
2 platforms require the use of development tools, as they are still
under development. Before arm can be Tier 1, it must have
freebsd-update, binary patches, etc. arm users are in the same boat as
powerpc and sparc64 users.

For over a decade, FreeBSD used cvsup instead of csup. Written in
Modula-3. If you think svn is bad, just remember building Modula-3 on
a 25MHz CPU...


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