[arch-projects] [netctl] Time to move

Jouke Witteveen j.witteveen at gmail.com
Thu Feb 7 06:33:46 EST 2013

On Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 6:15 PM, Florian Pritz <bluewind at xinu.at> wrote:
> On 06.02.2013 17:20, Florian Pritz wrote:
>> On 06.02.2013 16:38, Jouke Witteveen wrote:
>>> On Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 4:07 PM, Florian Pritz <bluewind at xinu.at> wrote:
>>>> On 05.02.2013 16:08, Jouke Witteveen wrote:
>>>>> @Florian Pritz: would you like to maintain the netctl packages as you
>>>>> did with the netcfg package?
>>>> If you handle the PKGBUILD and tarball generation the way netcfg did it
>>>> with a makefile in the git repo, yes.
>>> That is mostly the case. Currently, running `make pkgbuild` yields a
>>> tarball and a PKGBUILD (`make tarball` yields just the tarball). There
>>> is no `make upload` and generation of MD5SUMS.<version> anymore. Do
>>> you want them back (they were useless during netctl's time as an
>>> experimental project)?
>> I believe we don't even need tarballs if we have cgit. Just pull
>> snapshots from there. I'll submit patches shortly.
> Ok not as easy as I hoped it would be since src/netctl doesn't contain
> the version string. It's only added when you create a tarball and I'm
> not going to change that without discussion first.

Also, building the documentation requires asciidoc, which is not in [core].

> @Jouke: If you want to keep it the way it is, readd make upload and I'll
> be happy.

Yes, I think the current set-up is the better one. Do we need the
MD5SUMS file? The md5sum is already recorded in the PKGBUILD. If we
can drop the file, the `make upload` target would do no more than
build the tarball and issue scp. Is it still desirable in that case?

> Otherwise the makefile could extract the version name from the directory
> it is in so if you download the tarball from cgit the dir will be named
> "netctl-$version" and you simple remove the "netctl-". Sadly that's a
> bit fragile so I'm not sure if we want to do it.

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