[pacman-dev] Dynamic repository updates?

Nagy Gabor ngaba at bibl.u-szeged.hu
Fri Sep 7 14:03:43 EDT 2007

Idézés eliott <eliott at cactuswax.net>:

> As it currently stands, in order to update the files in pacman.d are
> only updated on a pacman rel bump.
> This requires pacman to update its version to push any mirror list changes
> out.
> My proposal is to have a pacman-mirrors.pkg.tar.gz package.
> This way, pacman can get more dynamic mirror list updates, without
> having to version bump pacman itself (or rel bump).
> pacman-mirrors would take ownership of the /etc/pacman.d/ directory
> and the associated mirror files in there. This would allow people to
> keep their own mirrors at the top of the list, while proving new
> .pacnew files that people can merge across if they want.
> pacman would need pacman-mirrors as a dep I suppose.
> Anyway, it is just an idea, and would require minimal changes to
> pacman itself, while still giving the ability for dynamic repository
> updates without version bumping pacman itself.
I like the idea; but I'd prefer if pacman (or a script) could download a fresh
mirrorlist from the net (and then may rank them).
Bye, ngaba

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