[pacman-dev] [PATCH 00/13] global handle removal patch series

Dan McGee dan at archlinux.org
Tue Jun 7 18:01:04 EDT 2011

On Tue, Jun 7, 2011 at 4:36 PM, Dan McGee <dan at archlinux.org> wrote:
> This is a bitch of a diffstat, unfortunately, and the patches aren't all that
> fun to look through. I have it pushed to my repo as alpm-cleanups if you'd
> rather grab it there. The bright side is it should successfully build and test
> after each patch as long as they are applied in the order sent here (or in my
> repo).
> Comments/suggestion/feedback welcome. Once these are applied, I think our API
> makes a lot more sense from a consumer standpoint as we have a single object,
> tracked by the "client", tracking all state in the library rather than the
> state being held in a global variable in the backend library.
> This patch series (and the previous one sent and now applied) makes it *much*
> easier for the next few patches, which will ensure DBs are signature-checked
> and verified at the right time, and at a time all clients expect them to be
> checked so error codes can be checked.
> Look at the bright side- the overall line differential is at least negative!

Obviously as I said tests did pass at all stages of this patch
sequence, but if it makes people feel any better, it also did a
successful update on my live system as follows, so rest assured if you
want to take these for a test drive your data should be safe.

The only "bug" I noticed was running --version spits out a "error:
error releasing alpm library" line which I'm fixing now on my working


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