[arch-general] arch rollback machine

Sébastien Luttringer seblu at seblu.net
Mon Dec 2 09:51:11 EST 2013

On 02/12/2013 15:38, archlinux at jelmail.com wrote:
> On 02/12/13 10:52, Sébastien Luttringer wrote:
>> On 02/12/2013 11:12, archlinux at jelmail.com wrote:
>>>> I added a new *packages* tree. That offer an easy access to all
>>>> versions
>>>> of the same package in the ARM.
>>>> Documentation[1] has been updated.
>>> Hello Sébastien,
>>> It's great that we have ARM again - thank you for your good work to
>>> provide this service.
>>> Would it be possible to add an "all" directory beneath the "packages"
>>> tree root that contains all versions of all packages?
>>> Having that would be a direct replacement for what the old arm had and
>>> would allow getting any version of any package with the same pacman.conf
>>> server string.
>> Hello,
>> I splited up to avoid listing of all packages and all versions for each
>> request to this page. I may create a static page with all the links if
>> this is necessary to have a ctrl+f feature in your browser. Is that you
>> are looking for?
> With the old ARM you could use the url in pacman.conf as a "server"link
> and that allowed you to install packages on a system that would
> otherwise need updating. This was useful when a package was needed but
> it was not convenient to do a full update first. So, it would be great
> if there's was url that can be used in this way to allow Pacman to find
> old packages. Does that make sense?

As far I understand your request, it's already the case. Did you read
the arm wiki page?


You can put


or this


in your pacman.conf.

Sébastien "Seblu" Luttringer
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