[arch-dev-public] devtools and db-scripts plans

Ionut Biru biru.ionut at gmail.com
Thu Feb 4 07:30:47 EST 2010

On 02/04/2010 02:23 PM, Allan McRae wrote:
> Hi all,
> There has been talk about what is needed/wanted for the future of
> devtools and db-scripts but not much done lately. So I thought I would
> get together a list of ideas so we could perhaps do a coding sprint to
> implement them. Here is what I have got so far:
> devtools
> - split-PKGBUILDs with (supported in future pacman):
> -> both binary and arch=any packages
> -> overridden pkgver
> -> overridden pkgrel (and only selected sub-packages)
> - support for xz compression (nothing needed?)
> db-scripts
> - support for xz compression transition (e.g. in clean-up script)
> - support for single "package" directory with symlinks to repos
> - allow db-move to handle multiple packages
> (or add a script to help moving from community-testing)
> - delta support...
> Any others?

- support for moving packages from community to extra. single "package" 
directory it will help and is a matter of svn commit the proper files.


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