[arch-general] a python rewrite of pkgfile

Thomas Dziedzic gostrc at gmail.com
Sun Jan 16 11:26:59 EST 2011

On Sun, Jan 16, 2011 at 9:54 AM, solsTiCe d'Hiver
<solstice.dhiver at gmail.com> wrote:
> hi.
> I started in August a rewrite in python of pkgfile from pkgtools
> package.
> The idea was to speed it up and avoid the use of a tree of file and use
> a sqlite3 db instead.
> I wrote it quickly and proposed a merge (on github) to Daenyth. He seems
> to respond well, reviewing the code. But then nothing, except that I
> vaguely begin to hear about a C python module that read *.files.tar.gz
> directly.
> I had to guess that my solution of using an sqlite3 db was not
> appreciated. I have to admit the intermediate step needed to convert
> *.files.tar.gz files into sqlite3 db was not that good.
> By accident, on IRC, I learned that it was brain0 that wrote the module
> and picked it up on its git repo. I modifed my python code, and made
> addition to the C module.
> Later, I also added to the module the possibility to extract full info
> of a package from desc and depend files in *.db.tar.gz to finalize the
> rewrite.
> So it's finished for quite some time now. Daenyth says "he appreciated
> the hard work" but I see no progress on merging or releasing something
> so far.
> The benefit of the rewrite:
> - super faster speed (thanks to brain0 C module)
> - download database files from mirror only if updates are available (for
> http mirrors only)
> - as a bonus you got a python module written in C that can read packages
> info in *.files.tar.gz or *.db.tar.gz
> it's on github
> https://github.com/solsticedhiver/pkgtools/tree/plan-A
> a PKGBUILD to build a package of pkgtools with the new pkgfile
> http://paste.pocoo.org/show/321584/

Maybe you could provide the PKGBUILD in the AUR?

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