[arch-dev-public] Repository rebuilding

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Thu Aug 9 17:27:03 EDT 2007

On 8/9/07, Jan de Groot <jan at jgc.homeip.net> wrote:
> As some of us have noticed, there's a new toolchain in current now. One
> of the new features is GNU hashing for library symbols. This should
> speed up linking libraries together. To get full advantage of this
> hashing, the ideal thing would be to have everything built using GNU
> hashing on your system. I would suggest a full repo rebuild for this.
> Another reason for a full repo rebuild would be the bugs we get
> regarding old packages. Last week we had such a package which had been
> imported in the repositories 3 years ago and needs libstdc++5 to
> function now. I looked at it and it doesn't even build with the current
> compiler we have. This would be the ideal opportunity to get rid of
> packages that don't compile anymore, or to get them fixed.
> Compared to operation libtool-slay we had over a year ago, this
> operation is much more work, but we won't have to pass through testing:
> the rebuilds don't break anything and the packages remain compatible
> with eachother.
> What do we think of this idea?

I'm for it! You seem to know what you're doing here, and I trust that
machine *point* will still boot.

Perhaps we should schedule a weekend for this, and just get it all
done - I'm willing to provide man power here, and I'm sure other
people would too.


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