[arch-dev-public] rebuilding the whole core repo

Travis Willard travis at archlinux.org
Sun Oct 21 08:45:38 EDT 2007

On Sat, 20 Oct 2007 22:17:32 +0200
Daniel Isenmann <daniel.isenmann at gmx.de> wrote:

> On Sat, 20 Oct 2007 13:36:41 +0200
> Andreas Radke <a.radke at arcor.de> wrote:
> > A new glibc 2.7 is out and it's time to build a new toolchain. After
> > each major glibc and gcc update it's recommended to rebuild every
> > pkg. Only that way you can make sure to get latest (speed)
> > improvements and fixes. This is no problem for all non-rolling
> > release distros. So far we haven't done this before. But now we
> > should try.
> > 
> > ArchLinux community strongly depends on good internet connections.
> > So for most parts of the users this will be no problem.
> > 
> > My suggestion:
> > 
> > 1) We rebuild the core repo. It's small enough to start there.
> > 
> > We run a script increasing the pkgrel, run makeworld and upload
> > everything to testing.
> > I'm not sure if makeworld {core,lib,devel,support} will run through.
> > We should test it. We could still hack a simple script doing the
> > makepkg calls one by one in the order we like. After some testing
> > this whole bunch of packages would move to core. Both needs to be
> > done for i686 and x86_64.
> > 
> > 2) The extra cleanup should be done meanwhile.
> > 
> > 3) Rebuild extra repo and fix or kick broken packages.
> > 
> > I could offer some systems to do the rebuilds. I only have slow
> > upload bandwidth.
> > 
> > Thoughts? How could help out?
> > 
> > -Andy
> I can help out. I have a good upload connection and I can offer some
> free time in the evenings. The script for automatically increasing the
> pkgrel have you get already from me. 
> For need of other scripts, just let me know. I can hack something
> together.
> I think the process you described for rebuilding the whole core repo
> first is ok. I think, we should try it.

I think, as well, for this we need to make sure that NOTHING is in
testing before we begin - ie. everything has been pushed back to core
or extra.  That will ensure that the PKGBUILDs in CVS are all in a
consistent state.

I could probably contribute some CPU power to this effort.

If we're feeling REALLY ambitious, this would be a great time to fix
all the licenses in our packages - we still have over 1000 bad
licenses in extra - attached file shows packages that need work.

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