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Feature Request #1309

[RFC] import 'upgpkg' program

lukeshu - over 2 years ago - . Updated about 1 year ago.

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Description

While looking at Arch's ABS, I noticed several mysterious 'upgpkg' files that seemed to be used for upgrading packages in an automated way. So, I began a search for a program that used these upgpkg files.

So, here is a brief history of the upgpkg program, as best as I can tell:

Confusingly, there is an outdated mirror/fork of Daenyth's pkgtools at https://git.archlinux.org/users/thomas/pkgtools.git/

So anyway, the real-est version of upgpkg is bluewind's at https://git.server-speed.net/users/flo/bin/tree/upgpkg . To give additional credibility to bluewind's version as the "real" version, each of the upgpkg files in Arch's ABS was committed by bluewind (these packages are packages/pacman-mirrorlist, packages/perl, and community/inxi).

I haven't evaluated the program itself very thoroughly; but it seems that it could be used to generalize the upgrading part of autobuilder.

History

#1

Updated by lukeshu over 2 years ago

  • Priority changed from bug to discussion
#2

Updated by lukeshu over 2 years ago

  • Description updated (diff)
#3

Updated by lukeshu over 2 years ago

  • Description updated (diff)
#4

Updated by lukeshu about 1 year ago

  • Tracker changed from Bug to Feature Request

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