[arch-releng] our core-dual images are too big

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Sun May 15 12:09:02 EDT 2011

On Sun, May 15, 2011 at 5:25 AM, Dieter Plaetinck <dieter at plaetinck.be> wrote:
> On Fri, 06 May 2011 15:28:29 +0200
> Pierre Schmitz <pierre at archlinux.de> wrote:
>> On Fri, 06 May 2011 17:45:13 +1000, Allan McRae wrote:
>> > On 06/05/11 17:31, Dieter Plaetinck wrote:
>> >> On Thu, 05 May 2011 21:38:14 -0300
>> >> adding exceptions in download-repo.sh to work around limitations in our
>> >> repo scripts is not the way to go imho.  let's get those packages out
>> >> of core the proper way, and let's see if/how we can cut another 10MB.
>> >>
>> >
>> > That limitation in the devtools/db-scripts has been around ever since
>> > split packages became available in pacman/makepkg.   I would not bank
>> > on it getting fixed in the short term  (or even in the long term...)
>> I wont got into details here but putting split packages into different
>> repos is a "wont implement". It's more a limitation of how we use svn
>> and the repos. There was a thread about the details on the mailing list.
> I can't find that thread. Where exactly was this discussed?
> I understand this is probably hard to fix, on the other hand:
> 1) this is a violation of what the core repository is for (and we had a very
> extensive discussion on that recently). see
> https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Official_repositories#.5Bcore.5D
> 2) it makes the core repo bigger than it should be, which makes my job harder.

Not to sound like an ass, but your poor attitude comes across here and
makes anyone that might look at this back away because we'll probably
still do it wrong. Patches welcome since you seem to think it is so
trivial to implement- Pierre clearly stated why we aren't able to do
this at this time and you still just fired back with the same policy

We're all doing this for fun, and being told our work isn't good
enough really sucks the fun out of it. Pierre has done a really good
job at making our dbscripts a lot more robust and under test coverage
and you really are taking a low blow here.


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