[arch-general] arch rollback machine

archlinux at jelmail.com archlinux at jelmail.com
Tue Dec 3 04:36:16 EST 2013

On 03/12/13 02:09, Gaetan Bisson wrote:
> [2013-12-02 23:55:29 +0100] Sébastien Luttringer:
>> Ok, you want a fake db files with all versions of the same package.
> No, he just wants a directory with every version of each package in it.
> He won't ever update the db (no `pacman -Sy`) but can still install any
> package he needs with `pacman -S` using the outdated local db he has.
> If that's too big a directory to index, just drop an empty `index.xhtml`
> in it. People don't need to list its contents, they just need to know
> that they can have their pacman look for any version of any package
> there.
Exactly spot-on - except that I will do `pacman -Sy`periodically but not 
necessarily before installing a new package.
Also areed that indexing or browsing it is not a requirement.
Many thanks to you.

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