[arch-announce] Deprecation of ABS tool and rsync endpoint
Arch Linux: Recent news updates: Florian Pritz
arch-announce at archlinux.org
Mon May 15 14:36:08 UTC 2017
Due to high maintenance cost of scripts related to the Arch Build
System, we have decided to deprecate the `abs` tool and thus rsync
as a way of obtaining PKGBUILDs.
The `asp` tool, available in [extra], provides similar functionality to
`abs`. `asp export pkgname` can be used as direct alternative; more
information about its usage can be found in [the documentation][asp].
Additionally Subversion sparse checkouts, as described [here][svn], can
be used to achieve a similar effect. For fetching all PKGBUILDs, the
best way is cloning the [svntogit][git] mirrors.
While the `extra/abs` package has been already dropped, the rsync
endpoint (rsync://rsync.archlinux.org/abs) will be disabled by the end
of the month.
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