[aur-general] Discussion period - Moving [community] to use same system as main repos

Loui Chang louipc.ist at gmail.com
Fri Jan 9 16:09:34 EST 2009

On Fri, Jan 09, 2009 at 02:52:18PM -0600, Aaron Griffin wrote:
> > Well, the way the arch SVN repo for build files is organised is by
> > packages, not by repos. That means all community packages will be thrown
> > in together with core, extra, and testing packages.
> >
> > To get a checkout of community you would have to scan every
> > package directory to see if it's actually in community.
> > I'm not sure if it's possible via standard subversion tools either.
> I'm not sure what you mean here. The official repos did away with the
> "scan all packages" thing a while back. There's no need to regenerate
> an entire list of all packages, assuming we maintain state properly.
> Every operation is an add or a remove. We simply use SVN to ensure
> that the package belongs in that repo.

What I mean is that it doesn't seem like someone could easily checkout
the build files for just community packages.

In that case how do you set up permissions properly if trunk build files
don't belong to any particular repo? Seems TUs would have access to
everything no?

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