[arch-dev-public] [arch-general] [pacman-dev] debug package repositories

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Mon Apr 15 05:52:00 EDT 2013

On 15/04/13 19:46, Lukas Jirkovsky wrote:
> On 15 April 2013 09:59, Thomas Bächler <thomas at archlinux.org> wrote:
>> Separate debug repositories won't happen - we can't even put
>> split packages into different repositories
> Fair enough.
>> Even if
>> the db sizes double, we are still way under 5MB per db, which is a
>> reasonable size considering our users' bandwidth nowadays.
> It's not only the size of the database. I can see the problem with the
> size of repositories if someone keeps a mirror to save bandwidth if
> they have lots of computers, but they don't need debug packages.
> On 15 April 2013 10:11, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
>> DB size is not the only consideration.  For example -Ss output will be
>> "polluted".
> Maybe it could be filtered on the pacman side, ie. add some switch
> that would enable/disable showing of -debug packages.

Not keen on that...

The issues that prevent split packages going across repos are entirely
different to what is required to keep a separate debug package repo.

In fact, I will provide the needed patches for a separate [debug] and
[community-debug] repo if that is what is decided to happen.


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