[Mageia-sysadm] changing binrepos
carlos at fisica.ufpr.br
Wed Jul 13 22:11:46 CEST 2011
nicolas vigier (boklm at mars-attacks.org) wrote on 13 July 2011 18:09:
>I think current binrepos is not really perfect :
>- Using separate repository for each release require having multiple
> copies of some files
>- removing old binary files from history is easier than before, but
> still not very simple
>- Using the same directory structure as packages (with current and
> releases directories) in binrepos is not very usefull I think
>So I think we could replace binrepos svn with something like this :
>- on valstar, a script to upload a file, accessed by ssh using "mgarepo
> upload". The script saves all files in the same directory, using
> sha1sum for the filename.
Having a single directory tree for all versions instead of separating
releases in different trees is better; that's what Debian does. One of
the advantages is that it allows a single file to be part of more than
one release and avoids a lot of hardlinking, which is error-prone.
I'm not sure that this is what you're suggesting, sorry if not. I
don't follow in detail the distro-specific issues.
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