[pacman-dev] Source Package Repositories

Sébastien Luttringer seblu at archlinux.org
Thu Aug 13 19:44:37 UTC 2015

On Sun, 2015-07-05 at 21:36 +1000, Allan McRae wrote:
> Now we have .SRCINFO in source packages, it would be easy to add the
> source packages to a repository and have pacman be able to access
> them.
>  This will kill ABS in Arch!
> There are two ideas on how this should be handled:
> 1) Add source package information in the .db file if it is there when
> a
> package is added
> or
> 2) Have a separate .source repository
> I have listed the pros/cons of each approach here:
> https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/User:Allan/Pacman_Source_Reposit
> ories
> I personally like #2, because adding them to .db files is a major
> increase in size.  Currently, signatures take up ~55% of the average
> sync database size.  With the source package also having a signature,
> that increases the db by slightly more than that much again.
> Any other comments to add to the debate before I make a final
> decision
> and implement this?

Why in option #1, you doesn't follow the logic of debug repository? I
mean have a dedicated repository where we only push source packages?

This make us progress on having debug repository up and running.


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