[pacman-dev] [patch] Preliminary cleaning of NEWS file

Roman Kyrylych roman.kyrylych at gmail.com
Tue Jan 9 18:49:15 EST 2007

2007/1/8, Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com>:
> Quick look through getting rid of bugfixes that occurred in
> never-released versions on the Arch side. Added a few TODO's.

Thanks. :)

> Signed-off-by: Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com>

What this line means?

Here are my thoughts/questions/suggestions:

>                - switched to libfetch in place of libftp
Thank you for this, Aaron! :)

>                - attempt to speed up file reading by reading /desc and /depends
>                  on demand

>                - fixed the download progressbar
This is mentioned somewhere below IIRC.

>                - downloads are interruptable again
>                - new libalpm function: alpm_db_search()
Should be removed.

>                - pactest: initial import, run make check to call it

>                - makepkg: recoginze .TGZ, .ZIP and other uppercase extensions
What does it mean?
Does case or extension make any difference for makepkg?

>                - python: added a few casting functions
>                - new function in libalpm: alpm_db_setserver()
>                - incremented libalpm's sover due to new error codes intruduced
>                  by alpm_db_setserver()
Should be removed.

>                - added python bindings
Also java and perl should be added here.

>                - fixed problem when sometimes ^C was ignored

>                - new pacman option: --ask
Nice, didn't know about it.

>                - makepkg: bugfix for suboptions=('nostrip')
Should be removed as we don't have subpackages support

> -              - pipe and parse scriptlet messages. see man FrugalBuild
AFAIK this was merged into our pacman3.

>                - ia64 support
Cool. :)

>                - gettext improvements
Should be removed because of:
+              - added gettext support

>                - French translation

>                - pacman: display uncompressed package size by default on upgrade
Only if repo db contains this info.

>                - initial support for pkgdesc localization
How is this realized?
I doubt about usefulness of this.

> -              - gpg support in makepkg
Hmm... That was for package signing?

> -              - offer deleting a packages if it is corrupted
Doesn't our pacman3 has this? I rememer feature request for this.

> -              - new pacman option: --noscriptlet for disabling install
> -                scriptlets
Why was this needed for?

> -     - makepkg now allows to inherit install scriptlets from a
> -                scheme
That would be nice. I remember a feature request for this.

> -              - added SBU variable to makepkg.conf
What is SBU?

> +              - fixed logging everything twice to pacman.log TODO:
> dan- i think i saw this happen when i installed things
Isn't this line of patch corrupted?

Roman Kyrylych (Роман Кирилич)

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