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

Pierre Schmitz pierre at archlinux.de
Fri Dec 10 01:32:48 EST 2010

On Thu, 9 Dec 2010 18:29:25 -0500, Eric Bélanger
<snowmaniscool at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 8, 2010 at 3:18 PM, Ionuț Bîru <ibiru at archlinux.org> wrote:
>> 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
> Since it's fixed, should the cleanup script be re-enabled?

No, nothing has been fixed. The server is still broken.

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

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