[Mageia-dev] removing packages from svn

Olivier Blin mageia at blino.org
Fri Mar 18 17:41:28 CET 2011

nicolas vigier <boklm at mars-attacks.org> writes:

> 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 ?

It makes sense.
But why the extra "s" in the "obsoletes" name?
"obsolete" seems better

Olivier Blin - blino

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