[arch-general] Frequency of abs updates, would increasing frequency cost much?

C Anthony Risinger anthony at extof.me
Mon Jan 31 14:55:31 EST 2011

On Jan 31, 2011 1:15 AM, "Allan McRae" <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
> On 31/01/11 16:27, Ng Oon-Ee wrote:
>> This is more a general question, I understand abs is updated every 24
>> hours. Would more regular updates (say, every 1 hour or so) be better?
>> Currently, for those (like me) who compulsively update, abs is pretty
>> much guaranteed to be behind the latest packages in any mirror (by a max
>> of 24 hours). If it doesn't cost (resources etc.) too much for abs to be
>> updated every 1 hour, wouldn't this mean that most mirrors are likely to
>> be in sync with abs just about all the time?
>> Obviously I've got self-interest in this, since I auto-patch (using
>> bauerbill) some packages from the repos. Its not a huge priority (I can
>> manually access the SVN interface, but I think it'd be useful.
> The ABS update is quite inefficient...  it takes about 15 minutes to run.
 If this was improved, then I would see no reason not to run it every hour.
  Saying that, I seem to remember that we were going to run this a few more
times a day, but I have no idea what happened to that...

I encountered this recently as well; what if we distributed the PKGBUILDs
inside the packages?  Most are very small AFAIK, and I would like this
approach.  Or even distribute pkg.src.xz right next to packages?

C Anthony [mobile]

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