[pacman-dev] should repo-add handle *.links.db?

Andrew Gregory andrew.gregory.8 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 26 19:07:29 UTC 2019

On 03/26/19 at 02:52pm, Erich Eckner wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm looking into creating links databases for archlinux32 and saw (thanks, 
> Eli) that they are created asynchronously by systemd timers here: 
> https://git.archlinux.org/infrastructure.git/tree/roles/sogrep/files
> I was wondering, if it wouldn't be better to create them during repo-add 
> (and repo-remove) at a similar point, where *.files.db entries are created 
> - ignoring deltas (can we ignore deltas already?), this would be somewhere 
> down in db_write_entry() in repo-add - but even including deltas, it 
> should not need changes at too many places.
> However, before I start trying to patch repo-add and repo-remove to 
> maintain a *.links.db, I wanted to ask if there are any objections to 
> include this functionality there.

What is a links database?

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