[pacman-dev] PATHNAME in sync/*/desc
eliott at cactuswax.net
Tue Mar 11 12:24:20 EDT 2008
On 3/11/08, Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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...
> > %FILENAME%
> > hotstuff-0.9.2-1-any.pkg.tar.bz2
> > %PATHNAME%
> > ../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)
Relative pathnames in the repodb... for some reason this seems pretty
horrible to me.
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