[arch-dev-public] The move to SVN

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Tue Apr 8 12:08:48 EDT 2008

Aaron Griffin schrieb:
> On Tue, Apr 8, 2008 at 3:48 AM, Simo Leone <simo at archlinux.org> wrote:
>>  Hey guys, do *NOT* try these out quite yet. Removing packages from a db
>>  results in a segfault that leaves it on the web db, which will quickly
>>  desync it and make a mess.
>>  http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/10114
> Bah, how often do we remove packages anyway. It's still fine for
> upgrades - the "do *NOT*" warning is jumping the gun.
> I will fix this when I get a chance.

Everytime we remove something from testing to move it to core/extra. Due 
to the signoff rule, that happens a lot.

>>  /usr/bin/communitypkg is merely a symlink to /usr/bin/extrapkg, and
>>  extrapkg has the svn commit lines instead of the CVS lines needed for
>>  community.  I'm not sure if this is "bug worthy", but I opened a bug
>>  in community packages so TU's have a reference:
>>  http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/10118
>>  To all TU's, either downgrade or don't upgrade devtools until this can
>>  be fixed.  I mean, you could always use "cvs commit".
> Good catch. I didn't even pick up on that one. Now the kicker - how
> quickly can I/we get the community daemon converted vs putting out a
> new devtools package? Which way should we go?

Instead of a symlink, use the old (CVS-)extrapkg as communitypkg. That 
will effectively fix communitypkg, so you can take your time to convert 
community. As I understand you, no work has been done on that yet.

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