Top things to see in first ALFS

James Robertson jwrober at
Tue Feb 1 20:12:44 PST 2005

Kevin P. Fleming wrote:

> The only thing I would take issue with here is "source files are kept 
> there". In reality, the profile will specify where the source files will 
> come from, and it could likely be any number of places; I had proposed 
> even adding URIs so that the server end could request the file from the 
> client end over the already-open connection (this would be the ideal 
> scenario for a package upgrade to a dozen machines... just connect to 
> them and tell them to do it, they get the instructions and the tarball 
> from your machine).

Good point.  Good to see you back Kevin.
> In fact, the current profiles use user-edited "config files" as part of 
> the profile that are copied into place during the run (as opposed to 
> using [textdump] elements); even this behavior will have to be managed 
> somehow once the machine running the profile can no longer see its 
> contents directly.

Yea, I was thinking about that as well.  Not sure how to handle that.


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