[arch-dev-public] Missing packages?
iphitus at gmail.com
Thu Nov 29 05:49:12 EST 2007
On Thu, November 29, 2007 02:33, Travis Willard wrote:
> On Nov 28, 2007 9:40 AM, Paul Mattal <paul at mattal.com> wrote:
>> Travis Willard wrote:
>> > On Nov 28, 2007 8:41 AM, Paul Mattal <paul at mattal.com
>> > <mailto:paul at mattal.com>> wrote:
>> > Dan McGee wrote:
>> > > On Nov 28, 2007 2:25 AM, Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
>> > <mailto:aaronmgriffin at gmail.com>> wrote:
>> > >> The following appear to be missing for i686:
>> > >> firefox 188.8.131.52-2
>> > >> pidgin 2.3.0-1
>> > >> ddrescue 1.6-1
>> > Interesting. I haven't actually run the db update script to put
>> > ddrescue 1.6-1 in the repo yet. Why, then, would it report it
>> > missing? It appears 1.5-1 is still in the db file.
>> > It's missing because that's the version of the PKGBUILD in cvs marked
>> > CURRENT.
>> > The CURRENT tag is _supposed_ to mean "this is the version currently
>> > the repo" - if you've tagged a package CURRENT and not added the
>> > into the db, then you've made a mistake.
>> I disagree. Often you need to build and upload a set of packages
>> (using devtools) and you want to upload them as you build them but
>> drop them in the repo at once because they need to be released together.
> I agree that this is a common and useful thing to do, however with
> rxvt-unicode and firefox I don't think this was the case.
> Besides, when you build and upload a set of packages, you do so with the
> intention of adding them to the repo after they're all uploaded. There
> be a little incongruence between the time the first package is uploaded
> the last one is uploaded, but ideally you wouldn't start using 'extrapkg'
> the like until you were ready to put them all into the repo at once.
> I don't personally see the use case of 'build half tonight, extrapkg them,
> go to sleep, build the second half tomorrow, extrapkg them, then run
> /arch/db-extra" as a valid case - if that's the workflow, then extrapkg
> should be used only when you're ready to put stuff into the repos.
For larger packages (kernel), I have on the occasion, hit extrapkg and
then gone to bed. I've got shocking upload rates here. I'd hate to be
uploading OOo. And yeah... these are the exception.
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