[pacman-dev] should repo-add handle *.links.db?
arch at eckner.net
Tue Mar 26 21:58:48 UTC 2019
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On Tue, 26 Mar 2019, Andrew Gregory wrote:
> 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:
>>>> 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.
ah, right, my mistake: it also contains the "desc" file - We could include
that in *.links.tar.gz, too. But this makes probably no sense, because no
program uses links and desc together, right?
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