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Old 01-13-2008, 07:14 PM
"Ronald van Haren"
 
Default e17 packages in community (was orphaned packages in community)

To not clutter the 'orphaned packages in community' thread, I created a new one for discussing the e17 packages.

As I have not yet heard something from reverie and I had some free time today, I decided to take a closer look to e17 (he is of course still free to contact me).

Currently provided as orphans in community are snapshots. The latest e17 snapshot release has been August 2007 (the ones in community are one or two months older). This means that updating e17 to the latest snapshots still gives as an outdated version of e17. I did not find anything on the e17 mailing lists on when new snapshots will be provided, or why there are not updated anymore.


So what have I done. I created all core e17 CVS packages from scratch and wrote a build script to easy update them all with just one command.* I've been running them for the last 5 hours or so, and everything seems to work stable. I think it would not hurt if the CVS packages would come in place of the snapshots in community as it is not sure when, or even if the snapshots will be updated in the near future.


If somebody is against, please speak.

Also, I need somebody to at least test building it for x86_64 to check if I can safely use Aaron's build machine (I will contact him if so), or that I should better find someone to update it for x86_64.


HOWTO TEST:
Get the archive with all PKGBUILDs and the buildscript from http://pressh.googlepages.com/e17-cvs-pkgbuilds.tar.gz. Make sure you configure pacman to work with sudo before executing the buildscript (see the script for further details).


For anybody else willing to test, you can add the following to your pacman.conf

[e17-cvs]
Server = http://pressh.googlepages.com/

Install the i686 versions with 'pacman -Sy e17-cvs'


Thanks for your time!
 

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