[arch-general] [arch-dev-public] [signoff] db-5.1 rebuild

Ng Oon-Ee ngoonee at gmail.com
Tue Nov 2 03:52:31 CET 2010

On Mon, 2010-11-01 at 22:42 -0400, Matthew Monaco wrote:
> On 11/01/2010 10:37 PM, Jason Reardon wrote:
> > I'm somewhat of a mailing list lurker. I've read before that one thing Arch
> > is lacking in are normal users testing packages. So, I wrote a script to
> > install packages from testing when someone asked for a sign-off, so that I
> > could give my input if needed. But, just for clarification, if I wish to
> > contribute in this manner, I need to run a machine solely from the testing
> > repos?
> You can get away with excluding groups of packages from testing, but I don't 
> think there's a good way to automate the process. I don't think there is any 
> real strong desire to do so either. (If there was, a solution might be to have 
> groups in testing which define packages in a related rebuild project like 
> texlive recently, xorg-server upgrade, lib* upgrade...)

Additional dev work for no real purpose. As a user with only one main
machine, I run [testing] and don't experience much problems. Some basic
knowledge on downgrading is of course needed.

Just use [testing] in totality and maybe script a way to reverse any
particular update (for example, 30 packages updated, only reverse those)
if there's problems.

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