[arch-dev-public] [Draft] ABS announcement

eliott eliott at cactuswax.net
Sat Apr 12 16:13:40 EDT 2008

On 4/12/08, Travis Willard <travis at archlinux.org> wrote:
> May as well tell the people what's happening with ABS.  Here's an
>  announcement draft:
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>  ABS 2.0 In Testing
>  With version 2, ABS has moved to an rsync method for pulling the ABS
>  tree, as part of the changes that needed to be made for our internal
>  move from CVS to SVN as our source control mechanism.  This means a
>  few things:
>  1) cvsup/csup are no longer required
>  2) /etc/abs/supfile.* are no longer required
>  3) Anyone opening ports for use with ABS will now need to open port
>  837, the rsync port
>  Also, since category information (ie. base, devel, editors) is no
>  longer stored in the repo, makeworld has been updated - check
>  makeworld -h for more info.
>  -----------8<-----------------8<--------

3) For ABS users who filter *outbound* traffic: Please note that rsync
uses a different port than the previous abs+cvsup combination. Rsync
uses port 837, so make sure to adjust any firewall rules accordingly.

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