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

Travis Willard travis at archlinux.org
Mon Jul 7 08:23:45 EDT 2008

On Mon, Jul 7, 2008 at 8:21 AM, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
> 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.

Hm... dunno if that'd be an acceptable trade-off.  Might put too much
load on gerolde that way - one rsync transaction per package in our
repos? Yikes.

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