On Tue, Aug 10, 2004 at 07:19:07PM +0900, Jani Monoses wrote:
> 
> > I have to say that cpan.pm is NOT the model rpa-base is based on. The
> > major sources of inspiration are FreeBSD and Debian: I found that
> > on a technical level, there's very little to be stolen from cpan.pm 
> > (I believe that both RubyGems and rpa-base are more powerful than
> > cpan.pm); I'm more interested in the CPAN process as a whole, but I still
> > believe there's more to be learned from FreeBSD/Debian than from CPAN.
> 
> could it preserve the downloaded files then in something like distfiles ?
> if the install aborts for some reason it's quicker the second time after
> correcting the situation if you have the files locally :)

Yes, it will soon cache the .rps (port) files. Currently, only the .rpa
(binary package) files generated locally are cached, but this will change.

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