[arch-general] debug package repositories

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Sun Apr 14 17:39:21 EDT 2013

On 15/04/13 05:24, Sébastien Luttringer wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 13, 2013 at 7:14 PM, William Giokas <1007380 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> What I would propose (and I've implemented this locally fine) is to have
>> a separate series of repositories named [$repo-debug] that only contain
>> the -debug packages, allowing those that don't bother with testing or
>> debugging to simply not include them in their pacman.conf, but if there
>> is something that they want to run valgrind or whatever on, they can
>> simply enable the right [*-debug] repo for that package, and once they
>> are done debugging simply remove that repo from their list along with
>> the package. For really large packages, this will save people a while
>> lot of time recompiling dependencies for these symbols.
> Why do you suggest to use a different repository to debug packages
> instead of pushing them directly to existing repositories.
> Users will not suffers of having debug packages into main repositories.
> I see difficulties in bandwidth needed to push package (for dev/tu)
> and in storage space in all our mirror around the world.
> Having a separate debug repository doesnt' address this.

It would make the repo dbs ~twice as large and pollute -Ss output for
people who do not want to enable debug packages.


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