[pacman-dev] PATHNAME in sync/*/desc

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Tue Mar 11 12:17:00 EDT 2008

On Tue, Mar 11, 2008 at 1:52 AM, Mark Constable <markc at renta.net> wrote:
> I'm just checking if this could be a reasonable idea and if so I'd look into
>  providing a patch. Would it be feasible to add a %PATHNAME% variable
>  to the sync desc file ?
>  For instance in this case, fetching "any" arch packages would not need to
>  symlinked into the same directory to be found...
>   hotstuff-0.9.2-1-any.pkg.tar.bz2
>   ../any/
>  It may provide repo maintainers with some flexibility (hard to test without
>  it being possible) and perhaps %PATHNAME% could also be a URL and that
>  might also be interesting, but the simple relative path prefix would be useful.

What's wrong with:


As far as I know, that'd work just fine (assuming the http server
respects '..', at least)

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