[arch-dev-public] The move to SVN

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Tue Apr 8 01:44:44 EDT 2008

On Tue, Apr 8, 2008 at 12:10 AM, eliott <eliott at cactuswax.net> wrote:
> wewt!

I guess I forgot some explanation, huh?

Jason covered most of it in the old thread, but I will regurgitate:

The new devtools package (incoming soonish) contains a few real tiny
tools. The first of these is "archco". You use it to checkout and
update a single package. Now, you don't have to do this, but a full
checkout takes some time...

Anyway, say I run "archco openssh". I then cd openssh/trunk/, make the
PKGBUILD edits, and commit them. The trunk, however, does nothing.
It's just the master copy. Now what we do is run "archrelease
core-i686". Alternatively, I can run "extrapkg" and it will do this
step for me.

So then the package is uploaded via extrapkg, and I run the db scripts
as I used to. However, this time they take a tad longer. The svn
export is a little more weighty than before. I may change it to use a
permanent checkout per user (say at ~/.dbscripts/checkout or
something) to make it much faster, but that's less important than
actual functionality right now.

Let me know if I got all this right, and I covered everything enough
for you all.

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