[arch-projects] [netctl] Time to move

Eric Bélanger snowmaniscool at gmail.com
Thu Feb 7 11:42:16 EST 2013

On Thu, Feb 7, 2013 at 6:33 AM, Jouke Witteveen <j.witteveen at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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].

That's not a problem. Several [core] packages already use asciidoc as

>> @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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