[arch-releng] our core-dual images are too big
dieter at plaetinck.be
Sun May 15 12:45:46 EDT 2011
On Sun, 15 May 2011 11:09:02 -0500
Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
> since you seem to think it is so trivial to implement-
I actually said the exact opposite. Maybe you should read what I said first.
> Pierre clearly stated why we aren't able to do this at this time
He only referred to a prior discussion which I could not find back, so I asked for the link.
> being told our work isn't good enough really sucks the fun out of it. (blah blah blah)
> Not to sound like an ass,
putting words I didn't say in my mouth and flaming me does make you sound like one.
I guess it can sometimes be hard to interpret the intention behind my (or anyone elses) e-mails,
which can have caused a misunderstanding. Either way bad-mouthing anyone was not my intention.
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