[arch-dev-public] assembling new repos while old ones stay as-is

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Thu Sep 13 23:40:24 EDT 2007

On 9/13/07, Pierre Schmitz <pierre at archlinux.de> wrote:
> Am Freitag, 14. September 2007 00:50:32 schrieb Damir Perisa:
> > why not assemble the new [core] without doing any modifications on the
> > [current]? creating a [extra2] that is replacing the extra and then
> > just assemble these two new repos with the contents from the old ones
> > you like. after finishing everything, just update pacman in the old
> > repos to look for the new repos instead the old ones and release a
> > new ISO.
> imho that`s they only way to go. Working on a "living" repo is a really bad
> idea. What happens if we realise that we did something wrong or the creation
> of core isn`t that easy as expected?

+1 especially for the core idea. Is it all that bad if we lose
revision history on this stuff anyway (in the sense of moving it to a
new cvs repo named core)? It will still be there in the old current
repo if really necessary.


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