[arch-dev-public] Package Cleanup: Part II

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Fri May 18 17:00:27 EDT 2007

On 5/18/07, Travis Willard <travis at archlinux.org> wrote:
> On Fri, 18 May 2007 14:38:22 -0500, Aaron Griffin wrote
> > The core thing won't happen for a bit though, as it's a bit more
> > complex than everything else, but I figure if we can move non-core
> > packages out of current, the rename will be fairly easy.
> Wouldn't, then, everyone have to change pacman.conf to refer to core/os/i686?
>  Or are we going to symlink it?   If we're symlinking it, what's the point of
> the name change in the first place?  :P

I think the name change gives it clear intent, and it's part of the
"cleaning" as well.

> Is this another one of those 'push it into a new pacman package, then wait a
> year and hope everyone's upgraded' kind of issues?

Well, we could do it really easily.  Rename the dir, symlink it, then
symlink core.db.tar.gz to current.db.tar.gz - quick and simple, and
the symlink will cover any older setups until we feel it's safe to
remove (note to self/cactus: perhaps track downloads of
current.db.tar.gz over ftp?)

> (on a side note, I really have to start remembering to set my webmail to use
> the archlinux.org address when I send these things from here - I keep getting
> blocked awaiting approval 'cause I forget. :P)

I can add any address you need - give me an address and I'll fix it.

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