[arch-general] Monitoring changes to [core], [extra], [community]

Magnus Therning magnus at therning.org
Fri Oct 28 04:36:56 EDT 2011

On Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 09:47, Ionut Biru <ibiru at archlinux.org> wrote:
> On 10/28/2011 10:46 AM, Magnus Therning wrote:
>> On Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 07:13, Allan McRae<allan at archlinux.org>  wrote:
>>> On 28/10/11 14:49, Magnus Therning wrote:
>>>> Is there some convenient way of monitoring changes to the Arch repos?
>>>> The reason for asking is the work we do in ArchHaskell. Due to how ghc
>>>> (the Haskell compiler) works it's necessary to re-compile and re-link
>>>> a package when one of its dependencies changes. In this case "changes"
>>>> includes a bump of pkgrel as well. Currently we're not trying to track
>>>> any changes to the dependencies living in [extra] and [community],
>>>> which means that at times packages in ArchHaskell breaks until a user
>>>> notices it. Are there any tools that can help out with this?
>>> https://www.archlinux.org/feeds/packages/
>> Thanks, I didn't know that existed. Now  I know the data exists so I
>> need a good tool that lets me monitor a subset of the packages of
>> Arch. Does that exist already or do I need to hack something up
>> myself?
>> /M
> or you can subscribe to arch-commits ml

True, but that sounds like a labour-intensive route as well, though
maybe some clever mail filters would alleviate that somewhat. It's
only a small subset of packages (in the order of <50) that I need to
monitor. The ideal solution would allow me to get a notification
whenever a package that requires ghc to build is updated, but that's
probably a bit much to hope for :)


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