[arch-dev-public] Be careful when releasing packages

Pierre Schmitz pierre at archlinux.de
Wed Dec 8 14:19:59 EST 2010

Hi all,

we just had a couple of problems again with the repo-add dying in the
middle of updating the db. There are still some differences, so please
have a look and fix you packages:

ATM I cannot recommend releasing new packages or moving them until the
server is fixed. If you ignore this warning make sure you really know
how to recover the repo manually (which is really annoying btw.) I also
don't see an easy way to implement automatic recover on any error in
dbscripts. (and even if I implement it, its very likely that this
recovery would segfault itself in the middle of some action and screw
things up even more)

In some cases it might be possible to restore the db file by copying
over the db.old file (make sure to make another backup of the original
db file before). I have also disabled the cleanup script.



Pierre Schmitz, https://users.archlinux.de/~pierre

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