[pacman-dev] Include globbing - Was: Release plans

Marc - A. Dahlhaus mad at wol.de
Mon May 17 18:15:36 CEST 2010

Am Montag, den 17.05.2010, 10:10 -0500 schrieb Dan McGee:
> On Mon, May 17, 2010 at 9:14 AM, Marc - A. Dahlhaus <mad at wol.de> wrote:
> > Am Montag, den 17.05.2010, 21:17 +1000 schrieb Allan McRae:
> >> How are you creating the patch?
> >
> > I used the last tarball release to work against and master is far away
> > from the code in the last release with the config parsing and error
> > reporting that got added.
> As a heads up, I would say always develop against git and never
> against tarballs in the future. :) As you can see things change.

I had the patch for the last release in use in our pacman package and
just edited this. Just my laziness... :)

> > I rebased the patch against a fresh clone of master.
> >
> > I also adapted the debug output to contain filename and line as this
> > would make the outputs really useful on a large include chain.
> >
> > It builds but i have a problem in my test environment.
> >
> > I doesn't let me use Include in the global section to include the
> > repositorys one per file.
> >
> > This is a behaviour change compared to version 3.3.
> >
> > Was the removal of support for Include from outside of repository
> > context in pacman.conf done intentional?
> >
> > http://projects.archlinux.org/pacman.git/commit/?id=51f9e5e40a7b4c9a2a4bb61562a07946adc2bb2d
> >
> > The Include directive should work from anywhere in the pacman.conf imo.
> I'm not sure it was, but I would guess Xavier and I had no idea anyone
> was using it outside of a server context. It looks easy enough to fix
> if we want to bring back this behavior, although I'm guessing there
> was always a gray area with regards to $repo variable substitution in
> that case.

We use globbing to include the repository definitions one per file from
a config directory so that we can install a new repository with a
package without the need to change anything in pacman.conf.

This way we can change options in pacman.conf without problems in the
pacman package and don't need to manually propagate the change on boxes
that had non-standard repositories added.

In this case we have the Include in the options block, so allowing it in
[options] would be well enough, i think.

It would be very nice if Xavier or you could take a look at it as i
don't want to step on anybodies foots along the way if i change this...



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