[arch-dev-public] Rsync-based ABS

eliott eliott at cactuswax.net
Sat Apr 12 12:18:11 EDT 2008

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On 4/12/08, Travis Willard <travis at archlinux.org> wrote:
> Hey guys,
>  So I think ABS is ready to move to rsync.
>  The final piece, server-side ABS-tree generation, has been completed
>  with help from Jason.
>  I've just committed the svn2abs script to git - take a look at it to
>  get the full details, but in short it does a checkout of the svn repo
>  (or updates a pre-existing checkout), extracts the repo information
>  into the expected format for an ABS tree and stores this in a tmp dir,
>  then rsyncs /srv/abs to the tmp dir to update it.
>  I've tested this a bit on gerolde, and ironed out a few of my initial
>  bugs - the ABS tree currently sitting in /srv/abs was generated using
>  that script.
>  I've made packages (and src PKGBUILD) available at
>  http://dev.archlinux.org/~travis/pkg/ if anyone wants to muck around.
>  The [abs] rsync stanza is currently only set to allow my IP address,
>  so you won't yet be able to sync with the new abs unless you get your
>  IP added (or remove the restriction altogether).
>  svn2abs is designed to be run as a cron-job, maybe once/twice a day or
>  something along those lines to keep /srv/abs relatively fresh.
>  I'm pretty confident in the state of ABS now, so I'm wondering how
>  we'll go about integrating this onto Gerolde, then pushing it out to
>  the users. Things we'll need to do to get this integrated and pushed
>  out:
>  1) install abs-2.0 on gerolde
>  2) modify rsync stanza for [abs] in /etc/rsyncd.conf to allow anyone
>  3) add cronjob for svn2abs
>  4) push to users
>  I'll need an enabler to handle 1-3, and once it's setup I can take it
>  from there.
>  Anyway, muck around, have fun, see if I missed anything.
>  --
> Travis

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