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Re: Architecture to reduce download time when pulling multiple packages


From: James R. Haigh (+ML.GNU.Guix subaddress)
Subject: Re: Architecture to reduce download time when pulling multiple packages – historic success with magnet URLs, BTIHs, & Aria2c!
Date: Tue, 7 Nov 2023 17:29:25 +0000

Hi Christopher,

At Z+0100=2023-10-18Wed09:11:21, Christopher Baines sent:
> […]
> Reimplementing fetching files/substitutes using a tool like aria2c would 
> probably greatly complicate the bootstrap path.

Why not make Aria2c an optional dependency?  It could be implemented such that 
it is not required for bootstrapping, but can optionally be used for package 
swarming thereafter?

Kind regards,
James.
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