repo-add.8.txt: document valid DB file extensions
On Tue, Jun 21, 2011 at 11:38:58AM -0500, Dan McGee wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 20, 2011 at 6:08 PM, Dave Reisner <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > On Mon, Jun 20, 2011 at 06:30:29PM -0400, Eric Bélanger wrote:
> >> On Mon, Jun 20, 2011 at 2:15 PM, Dave Reisner <email@example.com> wrote:
> >> > Signed-off-by: Dave Reisner <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >> > ---
> >> > This isn't documented anywhere except in the code, and every few months when I
> >> > end up having to test something that requires my own repo, it takes me 10
> >> > minutes to figure out wtf a valid file extension is.
> >> >
> >> > d
> >> >
> >> > *doc/repo-add.8.txt | * *4 ++++
> >> > *1 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
> >> >
> >> > diff --git a/doc/repo-add.8.txt b/doc/repo-add.8.txt
> >> > index 0196882..c4f42a2 100644
> >> > --- a/doc/repo-add.8.txt
> >> > +++ b/doc/repo-add.8.txt
> >> > @@ -29,6 +29,10 @@ command line.
> >> > *delta specified on the command line. Multiple packages and/or delta to remove
> >> > *can be specified on the command line.
> >> >
> >> > +A package database is a path a compressed tar file with one of the extensions:
> >> > +``.tar', ``.tar.gz', ``.tar.bz2', or ``.tar.xz'.
> >> I am not a native English speaker but this sentence looks awkward. *It
> >> seems like a word (or verb?) is missing in the "a path a compressed
> >> tar file" part.
> > A herp a derp.
> > I'm missing a 'to', perhaps. A database is a path to a tar file...
> > Should revise this to note that compression is optional (in addition to
> > the .tar extension).
> The current text on your working branch and my comments:
> +A package database is a tar file, optionally compressed, with one of the
> +extensions: ``.tar', ``.tar.gz', ``.tar.bz2', or ``.tar.xz'. The file does
> +not need to exist, but all parent directories must exist.
> A package database is a tar file, optionally compressed. The valid
> extensions are...
> Drop "valid extensions" so it matches the text I know I'd go searching
> for in the error message. I'm lazy reading manpages.
> This might also get adjusted a bit depending on whether we enforce
> '.db' and '.files' suffixes (before the tar suffix bits).
I think this makes sense. pacman already depends on the .db so we may as
well make this a standard. And while we're at it, it doesn't hurt anyone
to solidify the .files extension as well. They're generic enough that I
don't think this will bite us in the future.