[pacman-dev] [PATCH] Quick and dirty change to move sync repos.

Xavier shiningxc at gmail.com
Sat Aug 25 05:16:58 EDT 2007

On Fri, Aug 24, 2007 at 10:40:41PM -0400, Travis Willard wrote:
> I don't much like it, to be honest - I'd prefer to separate the concept
> of the local repo from the sync repos entirely, but that would break
> the current interface into libalpm, as alpm_db_register("local") would,
> ideally, register a sync repo named "local", and we'd have to add
> another method like alpm_localdb_register() or something of that sort
> to register the local database.
> I could do the less-dirty fix, but I quite imagine the current API is
> supposed to remain decently stable, so here's one that works with the
> current setup.

I'm not aware of any projects using it. Which ones are there ?
Imo it's better to try improving the interface now than waiting :)

Since both registering and unregistering the local databases require a special
handling already in these functions :
if (strcmp(name, "local") == 0) { blabla }

I think it might be a good idea to split them, if it doesn't duplicate code
too much.

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