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

Andrew Gregory andrew.gregory.8 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 26 21:46:29 UTC 2019

On 03/26/19 at 10:42pm, Erich Eckner wrote:
> On Wed, 27 Mar 2019, Allan McRae wrote:
> > On 27/3/19 7:20 am, Erich Eckner wrote:
> >> https://mirror.pkgbuild.com/core/os/x86_64/core.links.tar.gz
> >>
> >> It contains (as far as I can tell) the names and versions of libraries
> >> against which binaries in a package are linked.
> >
> > This is not a repo, so should not be managed by repo-add.
> Thanks for your answer, but:
> Is the *.files.tar.gz a "repo"?

Yes.  The .files databases are complete repos with full package
information capable of being used by alpm; they are not just lists of
package files.  People can use .files databases exclusively without
ever needing to touch the "normal" databases.

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