[pacman-dev] Adding an expiry time to repo databases

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Fri Dec 13 14:46:47 UTC 2019

On 14/12/19 12:08 am, Eli Schwartz wrote:
>> In case the freshly downloaded database is expired, it shall not be
>> copied and unpacked to /var/lib/pacman at all, instead the next
>> available mirror should be tried to download a more recent copy. This
>> also provides a bit of a usability improvement w.r.t. stale mirrors.
> That sounds like an additional useful thing to do, but I'm not sure we
> do that currently if PGP signatures fail...

I have a WIP patch for that.  Was just looking at it!


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