[arch-releng] using mkinitcpio-git in releng env

Dieter Plaetinck dieter at plaetinck.be
Thu Nov 24 04:24:09 EST 2011

On Wed, 23 Nov 2011 23:52:53 +0100
Thomas Bächler <thomas at archlinux.org> wrote:

> We could install mkinitcpio-git in the releng environments. Dieter?

This is technically very possible, of course.
OTOH that seems messy:
the goal of the releng environment is to build isos based on stable/known packages.
testing isos which can turn into stable isos after testing. (stable isos definitely need to be built from packages)
archiso is the exception because it's only used for iso building anyway.
and sometimes i enable testing packages and then disable it again, to test specific packages.
but git packages are a step further (too far imho)

I would like to keep a clean env to build "testing->stable" images, 
is using testing packages not enough? or can't you locally build isos with mkinitcpio from git?
if "no and no", i would rather setup a 2nd env rather then "unstabilizing" the current one.


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