[arch-dev-public] Split packages across repos

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Wed Oct 28 03:04:57 EDT 2009

Pierre Schmitz wrote:
> Am Mittwoch 28 Oktober 2009 07:26:23 schrieb Allan McRae:
>> Pierre Schmitz wrote:
>>> Am Mittwoch 28 Oktober 2009 04:47:31 schrieb Allan McRae:
>>>> Does anyone have
>>>> ideas on how we could handle this?
>>> I think we discussed this when introducing split packages. With our
>>> current repo structure in svn this is not really possible.
>> How badly would I break things doing this:
>>  - copy repos/core-i686 to repos/extra-i686
>>  - manually move the gcc packages that should not be in [core].
>> I suppose that would result in missing package complaints by our cleanup
>> script...
>> What would need done to our current svn repo structure to support this?
>> Is having the svn entries only in the $pkgbase folder rather than a
>> folder for each package a real problem?
> Couldn't you just keep the whole gcc to core for now? 

Well, of course.  But that is not really fixing anything and I know that 
"for now" will extend to "for ever" if nothing is done at this stage.


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