[arch-dev-public] Syncing single repo with abs

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Mon Jul 7 08:21:00 EDT 2008

Travis Willard wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 6, 2008 at 9:01 PM, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
>> I was talking about JUST the command-line functionality.  That is the bit
>> the is broken and apparently no-one uses.  Selection from abs.conf will
>> definitely stay.
> OK, in that case I'm not so opposed. ;)  If it looks like an easy fix,
> go for it, otherwise I don't think it'd hurt to lose.
> In the future, I was thinking some kind of configuration or syntax to
> allow people to sync a predefined list of packages, instead of whole
> repos.  For example, if someone wanted to rebuild only wine, they
> should be able to say "abs extra/wine" or have PKGS=(extra/wine) in
> abs.conf and not be required to sync everything.
> Dunno if that sounds like a good idea to you or not, but people have
> requested on the forums some method to sync single packages (usually
> as an argument to allow anon svn access)

Well, I had a quick attempt at fixing this.  I can get the command line 
arguments working but at the price of a rsync transaction per 
arguement.  In a coincidence "abs extra/wine" now works but syncs it 
into /var/abs/wine instead of /var/abs/extra/wine.  I should be able to 
fix that though.


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