[arch-general] A repo-add replacement?

Magnus Therning magnus at therning.org
Thu Feb 10 13:03:49 EST 2011

On Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 06:33:07PM +0100, PyroPeter wrote:
> On 02/09/2011 05:05 PM, Magnus Therning wrote:
> >I've noticied that repo-add will blindly overwrite the entry of an
> >already added package with whatever you point it to.  Even if the
> >existing entry is for a version that is newer.  It basically means
> >that "repo-add repo.db.tar.gz *.pkg.tar.xz" doesn't work that well :-(
> >
> >Is there some other tool for building a a repo db that doesn't follow
> >my instructions so blindly? ;-)
> I solved this with a bit of find and sort.
> > repo-add repo.db.tar.gz `find . -name "*.pkg.tar.gz" | sort`

That is in fact broken, because it sorts just like 'ls *':

  % ls *.pkg.tar.gz
  foo-  foo-1.2.3-1.pkg.tar.gz
  % find . -name \*.pkg.tar.gz|sort


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