[arch-general] [arch-dev-public] [staging] repository: Let's give it a try!
dpmcgee at gmail.com
Wed Aug 11 14:07:17 EDT 2010
On Wed, Aug 11, 2010 at 12:15 PM, Evangelos Foutras <foutrelis at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 11, 2010 at 7:59 PM, Pierre Schmitz <pierre at archlinux.de> wrote:
>> On Wed, 11 Aug 2010 19:40:56 +0300, Evangelos Foutras
>> <foutrelis at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Wed, Aug 11, 2010 at 7:34 PM, Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> On Wed, Aug 11, 2010 at 11:31 AM, Evangelos Foutras <foutrelis at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> On Wed, Aug 11, 2010 at 7:24 PM, Pierre Schmitz <pierre at archlinux.de> wrote:
>>>>>> Let me underline again that [staging] would be no regular repo that
>>>>>> would be used by anyone directly. It mainly meant for collecting
>>>>> However, it would have to be used by anyone wanting to rebuild a
>>>>> package against a new library that has been pushed to [staging].
>>>>> Therefore, it would need to be mirrored and added to /etc/pacman.conf
>>>>> in our [testing] chroots. (By `our [testing] chroots' I mean the
>>>>> chroots that developers and TUs have been using until now for building
>>>>> packages for [testing].)
>>>> No, it doesn't need to be mirrored. Developers have always had direct
>>>> access to this, ask on the developer private list if you don't know
>>>> the URL.
>>> Oh, neat. Can we, TUs, get access to it too? (Unless we already do and
>>> I missed it.)
>> ATM there wont be a need to have TUs access this repo. The main reason
>> of excluding it from mirroring is to remove it later when we decide that
>> this idea wasn't that great. We might think about mirroring it later
>> though..its just the db file anyway as the packages will be kept in a
>> pool. The only downside is that nobody should actually use that repo.
>> (by thinking it would similar to Debians experimental)
>> Pierre Schmitz, https://users.archlinux.de/~pierre
> I'm not sure what you mean with `at the moment', but if any rebuild
> that affects [community] packages goes into [staging], TUs will need
> access to it so the affected packages can be rebuilt. Also, it would
> be desirable to immediately have access to the private mirror as this
> eliminates any delay between the time when new packages get committed
> to [testing] and the moment they reach the mirrors.
Pierre seems to have forgotten about community-testing I guess. :)
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