[pacman-dev] Obscurity in pacman.conf.5 man page

Mario Blättermann mario.blaettermann at gmail.com
Fri Jul 5 20:44:09 UTC 2019


I stumbled upon the following sentence in pacman.conf.5:

    repo-add /home/pkgs/custom.db.tar.gz /home/pkgs/*.pkg.tar.gz

      The above command will generate a compressed database named
      /home/pkgs/custom.db.tar.gz. Note that the database must be of the form
      defined in the configuration file and {ext} is a valid compression type
      as documented in repo-add(8).

Although the example database name has the static extension ».gz« (which is
currently used in Archlinux' Pacman), the following explanation mentions
{ext} as a variable for the file extension. If this targets to use cases of
Pacman in other distributions which possibly use a different extension, then
the man page should explain this more detailed.

Best Regards,

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