[arch-dev-public] [DRAFT] Deprecation of the ABS tool and rsync server

Andrea Scarpino andrea at archlinux.org
Mon May 15 12:51:23 UTC 2017

On Tue, May 9, 2017 at 11:08 AM, Bartłomiej Piotrowski
<bpiotrowski at archlinux.org> wrote:
> There we go. Far from perfect, happy to hear suggestions from spirits of
> poetry.
> ---
> Due to high maintenance costs of rsync server and scripts related to
> Arch Build System, we have decided to deprecate the `abs` tool and rsync
> as endorsed way of obtaining PKGBUILDs tree.
> The `asp` tool, available in [extra], provides similar functionality to
> `abs`.  `asp export pkgname` can be used as direct alternative; more
> information about usage can be found in [its documentation][asp].
> Additionally Subversion sparse checkouts, as described [here][svn], can
> be used to achieve similar effect.  For fetching all PKGBUILDs, the best
> way is cloning [svntogit][git] mirrors.
> While `extra/abs` package has been already dropped, rsync endpoint will
> be disabled by the end of the month.
> [asp]: https://github.com/falconindy/asp/blob/master/man/asp.1.txt
> [svn]: https://www.archlinux.org/svn/
> [git]: https://git.archlinux.org/svntogit/

I think this also means srcpac[1] is deprecated now.

[1] https://www.archlinux.org/packages/extra/any/srcpac/


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