[arch-dev-public] reverse staging idea

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Mon Jun 18 11:10:03 EDT 2007

On 6/18/07, Dale Blount <dale at archlinux.org> wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-06-18 at 10:44 -0400, Paul Mattal wrote:
> > Since I know there have been complaints about packages remaining in
> > the ftp directories when new ones are uploaded, how about we modify
> > the /arch/db-* update scripts run by the devs to move old versions
> > of updated packages into ~/staging/<repo>/old?
> >
> How about an "old" directory stored somewhere on the filesystem
> accessible by everyone? (incase the update broke something and the
> maintainer isn't around to restore).

+1 for it to be a public old directory, as long as people still clean
it out once in a while.

> > This makes the default behavior that they stick around but aren't
> > cluttering the ftp directory.
> >
> > Just an idea I had that I didn't want us to lose.
> Sounds good to me.

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