[arch-general] problem compiling for i586 with new makepkg
davidm at sjsoft.com
Mon Dec 17 07:30:18 EST 2007
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Travis Willard wrote:
> On Dec 17, 2007 4:22 AM, Karolina Lindqvist
> <karolina.lindqvist at kramnet.se> wrote:
>> SUGGESTION 1:
>> Have a central repository for all the source files needed by archlinux, and
>> modify makepkg so that when the source cannot be found on the original place,
>> it is gotten from this backup repository. That way makepkg will always work
>> on a package.
>> SUGGESTION 2:
>> Have a spider that goes through the abs tree, and check if every source file
>> is available. When a source is found missing on its original place, an email
>> is sent to the respective developer for action. Until he fixes the problem,
>> the backup source file repository will provide the source.
> We've actually discussed hosting the sources somewhere on our own
> servers, but nothing has come of it yet.
It's worth plugging a reminder that Arch's failure to do this so far is a
violation of the GPL for all GPL-licensed packages. This should be implemented
as soon as possible.
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