MANIFEST.bz2 and FILELIST.TXT

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zerouno
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MANIFEST.bz2 and FILELIST.TXT

Post by zerouno » 1. Aug 2010, 14:39

Hi all.

I see that in salix cd tree there is a good, full slack compatible, PACKAGES.TXT
But there is no MANIFEST.bz2 and FILELIST.TXT

Why not adding these?

Bye
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gapan
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Re: MANIFEST.bz2 and FILELIST.TXT

Post by gapan » 1. Aug 2010, 17:22

Those files are not needed at all, they are completely optional. Moreover they require a lot of processing power and time to create and update which we cannot devote in our servers.
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zerouno
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Re: MANIFEST.bz2 and FILELIST.TXT

Post by zerouno » 2. Aug 2010, 16:58

yes, are not required, but are useful.

MANIFEST.bz2 require a very processing power, but FILELIST.TXT no. It's a simple ls.

I've found many repository without MANIFEST, but only 2 without FILELIST: schoepfer.info and salixos.org.




Well,
if your choice is to not insert it, I do not ask again,
just I wanted to ask why the choice... just a my curiosity


Thanks
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