Housekeeping #2540

Packaging Request #2506: arch introduced a base metapackage to replace the meta group

[pacman] update repos in pacman.conf and wiki

Megver83 - over 4 years ago - . Updated over 4 years ago.

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we could add [nonsystemd], [nonsystemd-multilib] and [nonsystemd-testing] repos (commented by default) so users do not have to manually add the lines.

I wrote a wiki article about this repo some time ago



Updated by bill-auger over 4 years ago

  • Priority changed from bug to feature
  • Assignee set to bill-auger
  • Subject changed from [pacman] add nonsystemd repository to [pacman] update repos in pacman.conf and wiki
  • Tracker changed from Feature Request to Housekeeping

yes this is a very good idea - one of those housekeepig tasks that could have been done long ago - i just added [nonsystemd] to the pacman.conf's - also [kernels] was not in the pacman.conf's for i686 or armv7h; so i added that too; and some descriptions of each special repo

while going over these, i noticed several other repos that are not in the pacman.conf's - these have not seen any attention in years - are any of these useful anymore? - should we delete them?

alarm           2018-10-08
cross           2012-01-23
gnome-unstable  2014-10-03
java            2017-02-14
kde-unstable    2014-10-03

Updated by bill-auger over 4 years ago

  • Parent task set to #2506

Updated by bill-auger over 4 years ago

  • Status changed from open to in progress

i re-built pacman today with the changes noted above - its the same version that is in the repos now (v5.2.1); but for some reason, one of the tests are failing, and only for x86_64 - being relatively low priority for now, i wont bother publishing the i686 and arm packages, and look into that test failure after the next installers are ready, if no one else does by then

FAIL: test/pacman/tests/ 1 - Sync packages with evil filenames

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