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

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Mon Dec 22 23:46:12 EST 2008

On Mon, Dec 22, 2008 at 10:15 PM, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
> 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.

Quick aside: Do we need ANOTHER testing repo for community, or could
we use the same one?

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