[pacman-dev] package PKGINFO format vs DB format

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Tue Jun 26 16:01:55 EDT 2007

On 5/17/07, Roman Kyrylych <roman.kyrylych at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2007/4/23, Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com>:
> > I may be missing some history here, but I am wondering why the package
> > metadata is in a different format than the DB metadata.
> >
> > As far as parsing goes, it would be ideal to unify the two formats.
> >
> > Does anyone (judd, you're CC'd on this) know any reason to keep two
> > different formats, or any tools that would be negatively impacted by
> > such a change? Please note, a "negative impact" is not that same as
> > "we have to change it for the new format" - more along the lines of
> > "we can no longer do XYZ".
> Status?
> I don't know any reason to keep them different.
> --
> Roman Kyrylych (Роман Кирилич)
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This died a LONG way back. But I have something relevant here,
courtesy of Chantry:

I'm all in favor of doing this, although it is going to break some
things. We will need to plan a transition roadmap, especially if we
want to get the local DB in the same format.


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