I was thinking that bittorrent support would be a useful feature in Portage. Actually this came up when I was wishing to write an ebuild for a game addon for which a torrent but no direct link was made available. I found a discussion about bittorrent support in Portage as far back as 2003 on the gentoo-dev mailing list, but it apparently never went anywhere. Could this be a potential future feature for Portage?
Could this be a potential future feature for Portage?
cant see why not here, its still ebuild maintainers to make sure that the resulting file Is not tampered from what ebuild maintainers know is working
problem with bittorrent is that there could be times where there is no feeders :(
how would you then merge ?