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

Ionuț Bîru ibiru at archlinux.org
Wed Dec 8 15:18:37 EST 2010

On 12/08/2010 09:19 PM, Pierre Schmitz wrote:
> 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:
> http://www.archlinux.org/packages/differences/
> 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.
> Greetings,
> Pierre

all of them fixed


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