[pacman-dev] Suggestion: Move local db to a different location
dpmcgee at gmail.com
Thu Aug 23 23:22:13 EDT 2007
On 8/23/07, Travis Willard <travis at archlinux.org> wrote:
> On Thu, 23 Aug 2007 20:52:39 -0400
> "Dan McGee" <dpmcgee at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 8/23/07, Travis Willard <travis at archlinux.org> wrote:
> > > we have
> > >
> > > /var/lib/pacman/local/
> > > /var/lib/pacman/remote/current
> > > /var/lib/pacman/remote/extra
> > > etc...
> > Wow, this makes a lot of sense. This shouldn't be too hard to
> > implement and even make backward compatible for a bit. In essence all
> > we have to do to make it backward compatible is delete the existing
> > repo directories if it finds them, if we even want to do that. Hell,
> > we can do that in an install script.
> > Who wants to whip together a patch for this, which I think we can
> > safely include in 3.1?
> I can probably do it, it'll just take some time, since I've never used
> git and I've never really delved into the pacman code. I know where
> the backend is, and I imagine it'd be easy enough for me to patch in
> once I have a local pull.
> There was a thread on this ML about how to grab stuff from git IIRC... I
> wonder if I can find it again. Otherwise, if you wouldn't mind
> explaining to a complete git noob how to get started, I'd appreciate
> that too. ;)
Quick guide I wrote a long time back:
And this is the official URL for pacman source grabs:
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