[arch-dev-public] [IDEA] no packages older than one year in repos

Dieter Plaetinck dieter at plaetinck.be
Sun Feb 21 04:24:09 EST 2010

On Sun, 21 Feb 2010 17:40:19 +1000
Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:

> On 21/02/10 01:00, Dieter Plaetinck wrote:
> > a slightly modified approach with some pros (no unnecessary
> > rebuilds)
> I think you missed the part about it being good to rebuild things
> with the newer toolchain.  So any binary package is worth
> rebuilding.  I suppose arch=any packages could be skipped.

i should have been more clear. I didn't mean to just track all/the
latest policy change, but anything worth rebuilding packages for (after
a while).  So a newer toolchain is one of those things.

so with the administrational overhead of keeping track of the latest
policy change/toolchain update/... you could prevent packages being
rebuilt when not necessary.

of course, if such policy change/toolchain update/... happens
frequently anyway (at least once a year) my approach doesn't
offer much advantages. (unless when you want to say "all packages
should be rebuilt in x months from now" for a specific
policychange/toolchain update/..

I'm not a packager, so do what you think is best.


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