[paludis-user] syncers: check gpgsig

Ciaran McCreesh ciaran.mccreesh at googlemail.com
Fri May 30 12:03:20 UTC 2008

On Fri, 30 May 2008 14:53:33 +0300
Alon Bar-Lev <alon.barlev at gmail.com> wrote:
> 1. I don't understand why paludis provides the dotar+* as separate
> files, as they are all the same... they can be symbolic links to one
> file.

Because autotools is a heap of shit and tries very hard to stop you
from using symlinks because they're 'unportable', and because Portage
is a heap of shit and can't handle hardlinks...

> 2. Also it is not clear to me why local syncer cannot be placed
> in /etc/paludis, or at least at /usr/local/, I may miss something,
> but I did not find any configuration location to specify this path.


> 4. Does anybody know why tarsync is not used in paludis? It is much
> quicker to use it instead of extracting the tarball and removing
> files.

Because we hate local root holes.

Ciaran McCreesh
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