[arch-dev-public] KDE: Call for a Co-Maintainer and an unstable repo

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Mon Dec 1 19:48:45 EST 2008

On Mon, Dec 1, 2008 at 6:44 PM, Pierre Schmitz <pierre at archlinux.de> wrote:
> Am Montag 01 Dezember 2008 23:34:55 schrieb Aaron Griffin:
>> Go ahead and start with the kde-unstable repo, I created the dirs on
>> gerolde so you should be able to do it at any time.
> Thanks. Just a sidenote: db-update does not work if there is no initial db
> file. I think it just creates an empty file and repo-add fails later.
> I used repo-add manually for now. So this does not realy to be fixed soon. :-)
> I got the following output:
> pierre at gerolde ~ % /arch/db-update kde-unstable x86_64
> Updating DB for kde-unstable x86_64
> ==> Copying DB file from 'kde-unstable'...
> ==> Processing new/updated packages for repository 'kde-unstable'...
> Checked out revision 20293.
>    Validating package arch (x86_64) akonadi
>    Checking SVN for akonadi
>    Validating package arch (x86_64) phonon
>    Checking SVN for phonon
> ==> ERROR: Repository file '/srv/tmp/db-update.kde-unstable-
> x86_64.1031/build/kde-unstable.db.tar.gz' is not a proper pacman database.
> Copying new files to '/srv/ftp//kde-unstable/os/x86_64/'
> Cleaning staging dir
> 1 pierre at gerolde ~ % file /srv/ftp/kde-unstable/os/x86_64/kde-
> unstable.db.tar.gz
> /srv/ftp/kde-unstable/os/x86_64/kde-unstable.db.tar.gz: empty

Hmm, sounds like a repo-add bug. It should create the file if it
doesn't exist. I would assume a hack would be:
touch kde-unstable.tar
gzip kde-unstable.tar

/me shrugs

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