[arch-general] arch rollback machine

archlinux at jelmail.com archlinux at jelmail.com
Mon Dec 2 09:38:18 EST 2013

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?

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