[aur-general] AUR package with prebuilt packages

Paul Finkelshteyn pavel.finkelshtein at gmail.com
Mon Aug 12 19:15:11 UTC 2019

On Mon, 12 Aug 2019 14:49:17 -0400
Eli Schwartz via aur-general <aur-general at archlinux.org> wrote:

> On 8/12/19 2:33 PM, Paul Finkelshteyn wrote:
> > On Mon, 12 Aug 2019 14:23:51 -0400
> > Eli Schwartz via aur-general <aur-general at archlinux.org> wrote:
> >> I think you can probably use github pages for this. Github already
> >> allows release assets, and there are definitely people putting
> >> release assets in github pages, so I don't think this is against
> >> the terms of service, and github pages lets you provide a simple
> >> html index and file structure however you like.
> >>
> >> Just make sure to rebuild and force overwrite the gh-pages branch
> >> rather than appending new commits, to make sure the size doesn't
> >> get too big due to bloaty binary blobs in git history.
> >>
> > 
> > Sounds awful cause it will bloat repo size to insane sizes (built
> > packages are tens of MB) and it's devel version so it may obtain
> > updates several times a week…
> > 
> > OK it looks like there is no sane way to do what I want so maybe I
> > should just leave it as repo-for-myself.
> That's exactly why I said you should force-overwrite the gh-pages
> branch -- that way the total size of the repository is only the size
> of master (the history of a shellscript and dockerfile) + the tens of
> MB for the latest packages on gh-pages and *only* the latest packages.
> git branch -D gh-pages
> git checkout --orphan gh-pages
> git reset HEAD -- .
> git add *.pkg.tar.xz
> git commit -m "nuke gh-pages and restart branch from scratch with new
> packages"
> git push -f origin gh-pages
> git clone will never be too big. Your existing clone might grow quite
> big, but git gc --auto should prune the dangling blobs in the
> background after a while.

Absolutely! I like how fast you've written it. Actually I'm absolutely
amazed. It would take like 10 minutes and couple of tries for me.

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