[arch-dev-public] Rebuilding [extra] packages for signing?

Eric Bélanger snowmaniscool at gmail.com
Wed Jan 4 00:24:06 EST 2012

On Tue, Jan 3, 2012 at 8:17 PM, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
> On 04/01/12 05:02, Ionut Biru wrote:
>> On 01/03/2012 08:43 PM, Eric Bélanger wrote:
>>> On Tue, Jan 3, 2012 at 7:25 AM, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
>>>> Do we want to do a mass rebuild for the packages in [extra] that are not
>>>> yet signed?
>>>> There are currently 800 packages remaining unsigned.  In December,
>>>> around 20 to 30 packages were newly signed, so if we stick at that rate
>>>> we will have [extra] fully signed by mid 2014...
>>>> Allan
>>> FYI, there is a major libtiff and a minor xine-lib  rebuild in the
>>> pipeline.  They'll happen when the current db and libarchive rebuild
>>> will be done or maybe earlier if they don't overlap with each other.
>>> There is also an upcoming bash-completion rebuild (the completions
>>> will be moved from /etc to /usr/share) but I'm waiting for pacman 4 to
>>> leave testing for that. I'm not really sure why it's still in
>>> testing...
>> ok then, libpng rebuild can wait until those are done.
>> I'm not very happy starting this since we almost for sure need to patch
>> every package, unless they gained support in this time.
> Wouldn't the libpng and libtiff rebuilds overlap substantially.  It
> might be worth doing both at the same time.
> Allan

I just checked and, indeed, there's significant overlap between the
libpng and libtiff rebuild so doing them together would definitely be
worthwhile. We should wait for the current rebuilds to be completed
then coordinate a png/tiff rebuild.

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