[arch-dev-public] Pacman 4.0.0 RC1 "release"

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Thu Aug 25 17:44:54 EDT 2011

Any more feedback from anyone that we should roll into rc2, coming "soon"?


On Thu, Aug 11, 2011 at 12:28 PM, Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com> wrote:
> For the daring, pick your poison (by architecture):
> * pacman -U http://dev.archlinux.org/~dan/pacman-4.0.0rc1-1-i686.pkg.tar.gz
> * pacman -U http://dev.archlinux.org/~dan/pacman-4.0.0rc1-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.gz
> Allan, Dave, and I (and probably a few others) run pacman-git on most
> of our systems with no problems, so their should be no real shockers
> or problems if you give this a spin. There are no database upgrades or
> changes this time so downgrading later should work fine if truly
> necessary.
> What we're looking for feedback on:
> * any build failures in makepkg you may see
> * if you manage a custom repo, how does repo-add work for you
> * does pacman behave as it did before
> * if you want to sign packages, does the functionality in makepkg and
> the documentation make sense
> * same for signing repos- does it work for you
> What we know isn't there yet:
> * translations
> * a developer keyring (or keyring package)- if you delve into this,
> you will need to look at pacman-key for now
> * great error messages on verification failure, or ability to import
> keys on the fly if it is unknown
> Note that we'd love testing even if you don't plan on touching any of
> the new signing stuff- there were 500+ commits worth of changes in
> this release, including a switch to curl as the download library, so
> anything out of the ordinary should be reported. Please choose -git as
> the version in the bugtracker if you do it that way, otherwise email
> pacman-dev.
> Happy testing!
> -Dan

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