[pacman-dev] Source archive with development sources

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Tue Oct 5 01:38:55 EDT 2010

On 28/09/10 01:24, Dan McGee wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 25, 2010 at 3:33 PM, Christopher Rogers
> <slaxemulator at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> I have a very early patch for backup development sources with --allsource
>> option. The idea is to be able to backup all source code even when its
>> svn/git/bzr/hg etc to .src.tar.gz files. This way we can have backup source
>> in case the something goes down or if we mail dvd to place with spotty
>> internet there will get full source code of all of archlinux. No need to
>> download stuff when building.
>> Like i said this is very early patch. I release it now cause i don't really
>> do pacman coding. The source will be download to $startdir then tar.bz2 to
>> $srcdir/$pkgname-$pkgver.tar.bz2. The source is still not added into the
>> .src.tar.gz files yet. I think source array and md5sum array will have to be
>> added for all of it to be all package up.
>> I hope this helps.
> Sounds like something that should probably get tied into our
> mega-bug/feature request:
> https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/16872
> I'd look for something there that is related on the "related tasks"
> page, and if there isn't one already doing stuff like this, open
> another feature request and attach the WIP patch.


It looks like there is nothing related to this particular part of VCS 
packaging in the bug tracker so a new bug report would be good so that 
this does not get lost.


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