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Bug 13325 - sort /usr/portage/distfiles by downloading to subdirectories of distfiles
Summary: sort /usr/portage/distfiles by downloading to subdirectories of distfiles
Alias: None
Product: Portage Development
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Core (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Nicholas Jones (RETIRED)
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-01-05 16:55 UTC by clemenswaechter
Modified: 2015-01-04 09:34 UTC (History)
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Description clemenswaechter 2003-01-05 16:55:47 UTC
If files are downloaded, they all are dropped in /usr/portage/distfiles .  
But this may produce quite some chaos. It is perfectly ok if you need to  
only download one file - but if you get some this may lead to confusion.  
E.g. if you emerge the xmms skins, the distfiles dir gets flooded with quite  
some .zip files. 
The same applies to software where multiple patches are applied. Ok, those 
are often named so that you know which package they belong to, but my point 
still remains valid. 
To solve this I propose to create a directory for each package which the files 
are then downloaded to. E.g. to distfiles/xmms (for both the sources and 
skins), to distfiles/xfree for all versions and patches and so on. 
By the way, my distfiles dir contains 445 files in 700 MB. Kinda unsorted. But 
a friend of mine also wants to install gentoo but he has a slow connection and 
thats why I would give him my distfiles dir but to save media space it would 
be nice to clean the things out which he doesn't need.  
Ok I am becomeing a storyteller thats why I finish now... Think this report 
already overdoes its purpose.
Comment 1 Nicholas Jones (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-02-03 04:43:47 UTC
No. Adds unneeded complexity and doesn't let packages share files.