[aur-general] storming in for no reason with crazy ideas

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Mon Dec 22 23:15:28 EST 2008

Aaron Griffin wrote:
> I've been thinking of this as well. It would require some design
> effort from the server side though, but wouldn't be too hard. Do we
> need full shell accounts for these users?
> yes: Can be done in a minimal amount of time with very little changes
> to the dbscripts. Management headache with regard to TUs vote new
> people in periodically.

yes: People can stage their rebuilds.

> no: Would require a restricted sftp process, or some daemon for file
> upload. Less management hassle, more code writing.

no: keeps updating packages the same as now (upload and forget).  No 
manual db-script running.

For TUs who want to know how the main repo update procedure works, see 
http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/DeveloperWiki:HOWTO_Be_A_Packager .  
The main difference to current [community] updating is that packages are 
uploaded to a staging area which requires you to run and extra script to 
actually push them to the repos.

If we are going to have a testing repo for community (which I think is 
overdue and this change would make easy to implement), I think TUs will 
need full shell access in order to move the packages from the testing 
repo to the main one.


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