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

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Tue May 12 16:06:35 EDT 2009

On Tue, May 12, 2009 at 4:57 AM, Firmicus <Firmicus at gmx.net> wrote:
> Aaron Griffin:
>> I made a few small changes and pushed them to git. I have not fully
>> committed all of the db-update changes, as I'm not entirely sure why
>> some of these changes were made - for instance: why was the pkglisting
>> broken out to the top of the file?
> It seems I had forgotten to reply to the above! Sorry.
> The current dev version of db-update will stop with errors if, for at
> least one of the three arch categories, no package is present under
> $staging. In other words, if you run it and there are N packages for
> arch=any, but none for arch=i686, for instance. The script attempts to
> copy files for each arch, but if none is there, cp returns an error and
> db-update will die. I send you a patch to fix that by checking first for
> the existence of at least one package before attempting to copy it to
> the ftp tree.
> I'm also sending you three additional patches: a second one to create
> the $WORKDIR before cd'ing to it, a third one that fixes an obvious bug
> in the creation of symlinks, and a fourth one to fix the incorrect
> redirection of error messages for get_svnpath in db-functions.
> Hope it helps...

Awesome. Merged and pushed to master. For the record - flawless git
patches this time :)

>> Regarding the new convert2any script you added - I'd prefer to fix the
>> existing script rather than add a new one - or at least preserve some
>> of the logic (such as sourcing of makepkg.conf)
> All right, perhaps Abhishek can do that? ;)

Yeah, I'm gonna try to merge your changes into the existing script.
It's not a show-stopper though

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