[arch-dev-public] thoughts about next release

Dale Blount dale at archlinux.org
Fri May 11 15:29:59 EDT 2007

On Fri, 2007-05-11 at 14:26 -0500, Aaron Griffin wrote:
> On 5/11/07, Roman Kyrylych <roman.kyrylych at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 2007/5/11, Dale Blount <dale at archlinux.org>:
> > > Why don't we keep labeling release CDs as such but have pacman write the
> > > date to /etc/arch-release on successful -Su (or -Syu maybe)?  It always
> > > did bother me that at times you could get a newer release than was
> > > actually available for download.  This way we'd know exactly last time
> > > the system was updated.
> >
> > Hm... sounds interesting...
> > Looks like a decent idea to Arch. :-)
> > Not so good to other distros with Pacman, that probably won't have
> > Rolling Release System, but that can be solved.
> I don't know how much I like the idea of modifying that file on every
> -Syu.  A "pull" method sounds cleaner.  For instance, pacman can keep
> track of the last time it did an -Syu (and actually installed
> something) somehow in /var/lib/pacman (/local/.lastupdate ? that'd
> match the other DBs)
> We could then have some other utility adjust the release file.... cron
> job? rc.sysinit?

cron.daily works for me.  The lag time might confuse some, so maybe
cron.daily and rc.sysinit both?


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