[arch-releng] [RFC] [PATCH] [syslinux-iso] Workaround download-repo.sh, remove extra gcc pkgs

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Mon May 16 18:21:32 EDT 2011

On Mon, May 16, 2011 at 5:17 PM, Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi
<vmlinuz386 at yahoo.com.ar> wrote:
> On 05/16/2011 07:08 PM, Dan McGee wrote:
>> With that said, you've taken a totally job-agnostic script and hacked
>> it to death for only [core], and it will do really silly things when
>> maybe someone does want to download a full repo without exceptions.
>> Why aren't you doing this in a more sane fashion outside of the script
>> itself? I know this is going to be a bit of a hack wherever it ends
>> up, but this is the wrong place to do it.
>> dmcgee at galway ~/projects/archiso/configs/syslinux-iso (master)
>> $ grep 'core' download-repo.sh | wc -l
>> 0
> Yes, this is really bad.
> Maybe a newer script just for core-workaround ?

I was thinking something a bit simpler.
* Get the package names using `pacman -Slq $REPO` and drop the cut/tr
B.S. at this level. Convert it to a bash array.
* Command line takes an exclude list, or file, or something. Parse
this into a bash array of package names, should be pretty
* Loop the pacman provided list of packages; if any value is present
in the blacklist, drop it.
* Proceed as we do now; when looping ^^ prepend "$REPO/" to each, and
use this list for download.

Obviously this isn't trivial, but it shouldn't be more than 20 lines
or so. However, it makes it a lot easier to blacklist, unblacklist,
and track said changes using version control once it is in place.


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