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Christopher Linn <email@example.com> writes:
> On Mon, Feb 11, 2002 at 07:21:01PM +0100, Artur Grabowski wrote:
> > Peter Fairbrother <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > > Nice to see new snapshots.
> > >
> > > Would it be possible to tar the source tree when the snapshot is made, and
> > > put it on the 'net? Or do you do that already, I couldn't find it?
> > >
> > > I have very unreliable connectivity, and this would save me a lot of
> > > (interrupted) cvs updating.
> > This has been discussed many times. Short answer: no, for various good
> > reasons, including keeping the load low on the ftp mirrors.
> has it ever been suggested, that someplace in a snap, there be a
> approximate timestamp for the cvs checkout from which is was built?
> or can this be deduced in some way...?
No. Sometimes snapshots contain stuff that hasn't been comitted into cvs
In most cases the snapshots creation date - the time it takes to build a
snapshot is a good approximation of when it was built.
But you don't need that information. Snapshots serve two purposes. To test
if installation works for people and to bootstrap people into running
-current. If you want to use snapshots for something else, you're on your