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

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Mon Dec 1 19:52:32 EST 2008

Aaron Griffin wrote:
> 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

It looks to me as if repo-add is encountering a file that is not a 
database.  I have use repo-add a lot of times without first touching a 
database so I do not think that is the problem.


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