[arch-dev-public] [signoff] iproute 2.6.24_rc7-1

Xavier shiningxc at gmail.com
Wed Feb 27 14:51:24 EST 2008

On Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 05:09:11PM +0100, Thomas Bächler wrote:
> I am not sure if our repository scripts already recognize that. Anyway,
> the package has a force flag in the repo db and is updated properly.

I can't assure you that it works, but the updatesync-many script (if that's
used) apparently support the new, correct, and consistent syntax :

Besides, since makepkg 3.1.2, the options=(force) syntax in PKGBUILD is
supported, which means this information is now put in the packages themselves
(in .PKGINFO).
This information will then be recognized by repo-add when adding a package to
a database.
Before 3.1.2, specifying the force flag in PKGBUILD had no effect to makepkg
and repo-add. The only way was to use repo-add --force when adding the
package. This option is now deprecated in favor of the above method.

To sum up, if you use the standard makepkg / repo-add tools, only
options=(force) will work.
And I heard that making use of repo-add in dbscripts was Aaron's first
priority :)

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