[arch-dev-public] Status of arch=any ?

Firmicus Firmicus at gmx.net
Wed Apr 29 15:02:33 EDT 2009

Aaron Griffin a écrit :
> On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 4:16 PM, Firmicus <Firmicus at gmx.net> wrote:
>> IIRC Abishek and Aaron have been recently working to implement
>> "arch=any" in devtools etc.
>> May I kindly ask about the current status of that? If there's any work
>> you would like to me to do, I might be able to give a hand.
>> I'm asking because I am about to do a mass update of the texlive
>> packages, and that feature would be very convenient as all texlive
>> packages save one are arch-independent. Some of them can also be very
>> large (e.g. texlive-fontsextra with 136MB). So my question is: if the
>> implementation of the arch=any feature is more or less imminent, I might
>> wait before uploading the new texlive packages...
> Hmmm, well basically the changes need to be tested and ironed out. And
> we need to ensure that the -any directories are scanned in all of our
> cron jobs.
> My suggestion: check out the dbscripts repo, change the config file (I
> hope everything is in there) and then try to create/maintain a repo.
> It might be useful to copy a handful of packages from your pkgcache
> just to have some cruft in the DB
OK, I've just git-cloned dbscripts and devtools. BTW I notice that the
summary, shortlog and log links on projects.archlinux.org give a garbled
display. Only the "tree"s are displayed properly.

I'll email you patches if I find something that needs fixing.


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