[Mageia-dev] removing packages from svn

Maarten Vanraes maarten.vanraes at gmail.com
Fri Mar 18 17:30:08 CET 2011

Op vrijdag 18 maart 2011 17:22:12 schreef nicolas vigier:
> Hello,
> When we are removing a package from svn because it is no more wanted on
> the repository, we usually do "svn rm". However it makes it more
> difficult to see old packages, or see it existed if we want to reimport
> it. So I think it would be better to move it to an other directory.
> Packages are currently in this directory :
>  svn+ssh://svnweb.mageia.org/svn/packages/cauldron
> With binary files in :
>  svn+ssh://svnweb.mageia.org/svn/binrepos/cauldron
> And I think we could create this one to move removed packages :
>  svn+ssh://svnweb.mageia.org/svn/packages/obsoletes
> And the same for binrepos :
>  svn+ssh://svnweb.mageia.org/svn/binrepos/obsoletes
> mgarepo can have a command to remove a package, and move it to the
> obsoletes directory on both repositories (as suggested in bug #318).
> What do you think ?

i never used the remove yet, but i'm not adverse to an mgarepo command that 
removes package from svn.

if it moves it to an archived tree, instead of being really deleted, i have no 
objection to that either, pending approval from -sysadmin about size 

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