[arch-general] [DRAFT] Deprecation of the ABS tool and rsync server

Bartłomiej Piotrowski bpiotrowski at archlinux.org
Wed May 24 18:27:07 UTC 2017

> abs certainly was a bit part of the Arch KISS philosophy, with a single
> command mirroring the build system to /var. Was darn convenient to... Hard to
> see how the 84M (uncompressed) it requires was that big of a cost issue, but I
> guess it adds up.

You can simply clone svn2git mirrors, as mentioned in the post. Eats
more space in general (ca. 250MB here) but seems faster than rsync.

> So from now on, we use 'asp export pkgname'. Is it recommended that we `sudo
> rm -rf /var/abs` at the end of the month? It doesn't look like it will have
> any use under the new way of doing things.

It won't be possible to update old style ABS soon, so 'rm -rf' is the
way to go.


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