[pacman-dev] 3.1 release, pacman-git builds, etc.

Andrew Fyfe andrew at neptune-one.net
Wed Aug 22 01:13:16 EDT 2007

Dan McGee wrote:
> I'll try to keep this short and sweet, and hopefully this wakes up the
> ghosts on the mailing list and we can make a push to get 3.1 released
> sometime in the relatively soon future.
> I've made a PKGBUILD that I threw together tonight to actually test
> pacman on my system without killing the working pacman 3.0.X install.
> It installs pacman and all its files to /usr/local, which is rather
> convenient for testing as you can just switch that directory in and
> out of your path as necessary. It also skips the complicated renames
> of files, and as a bonus, gives our autoconf script some testing with
> alternate install locations. However, it is configured to use your
> current db and cache at the /var location, so don't think that is
> necessarily safe (although it better be).
> Here is the most recent build as of when I am writing this email, use
> at your own risk!
> http://www.archlinux.org/~dan/pacman-git-3.1.0devel-2-i686.pkg.tar.gz
> http://www.archlinux.org/~dan/pacman-git_PKGBUILD
> With that said, I need your guys help testing this stuff out AND
> fixing the bugs and snags we hit that prevent us from releasing. The
> things on my list that definitely need to be done:
> * Ensure our config file changes are not necessary; e.g. old config
> files should mostly work with the new software. I fixed a few of these
> issues tonight.
> * General usability tests. Make sure things are acting as they should,
> no regressions, etc.
> * Merge the asciidoc branch and get our manpages up to snuff.
> * Figure out why Doxygen is generating some extra unnecessary
> manpages, and find a way to kill it.
> * makepkg testing. A lot of it, I haven't really used the new one at
> all since I tend to build official packages with the current release
> of makepkg to make sure it doesn't break things.
> * Translation updates. This could be a killer, but even if people
> don't get all the scripts translated we should try to get the
> pacman/libalpm translations back up to 100%. We lost a lot of messages
> because we cut debug translations, so that should help.
> * Testing of every bug on Flyspray marked "requires testing" and set
> to be fixed in 3.1.
> * Anything else you guys can think of. Please reply and post it and
> make sure it gets addressed.
> I've already got some ideas for 3.2/4.0 up my sleeve, but I'll put
> those in another email so we stay on topic here. And unless your idea
> is absolutely essential for a 3.1 release, try to keep them there as
> well.
> -Dan
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I've built quite a few packages with makepkg-3.1 and it appears to be 
working ok :)


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