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Is there a reason many (most?) user repos don't provide files.tar.gz? http://projects.archlinux.org/dbscripts.git/tree/cron-jobs/create-filelists
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==The future of Unofficial repos==
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I'd like to see more work of this type.  Sometimes there are certain projects that don't mesh well with other things, such as the community repo. The 'kdemod' project is a good example. If you want to contribute with your own builds, you can check page [[Custom local repository]].
  
Without it tools like pkgfile won't work.
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In the future, well-thought-out user repositories may be ideal for lots of supplementary things.  Forming a "web of trust" is important in cases like this, so we may begin keeping a list of "recommended" repositories somewhere, in order to make it seem more official and trustworthy.
  
[[User:Karol|Karol]] 11:34, 16 January 2011 (EST)
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[[User:Phrakture|Phrakture]] 12:50, 18 May 2007 (EDT)
  
== Repos that provide only foo.db.tar.gz databases ==
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== Why don't repos provide files.tar.gz database? ==
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Is there a reason many (most?) user repos don't provide files.tar.gz? http://projects.archlinux.org/dbscripts.git/tree/cron-jobs/create-filelists
  
They are incompatible with [http://projects.archlinux.org/pacman.git/tree/NEWS?id=v3.5.0 pacman 3.5]. What do we do with them? -- [[User:Karol|Karol]] 19:47, 2 May 2011 (EDT)
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Without it tools like pkgfile won't work.
:I decided to remove them. Since they're still broken, it's a pretty good indication that they aren't maintained. [[User:Thestinger|thestinger]] 08:02, 11 August 2011 (EDT)
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::What about [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php?title=Unofficial_User_Repositories&diff=151400&oldid=prev unarch]? unarch.db.tar.gz only,
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[[User:Karol|Karol]] 11:34, 16 January 2011 (EST)
[karol@black ~]$ pacman -Syu
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error: failed retrieving file 'unarch.db' from us4all.info : Not Found
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error: failed to update unarch (Not Found)
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[karol@black ~]$ pacman -Sl unarch
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:Maybe it's time to ask this question on the forum (I hope it's not yet a crime to instigate Karol to post something on the forum :D ). -- [[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]] ([[User talk:Kynikos|talk]]) 11:57, 27 September 2012 (UTC)
error: could not open file /var/lib/pacman/sync/unarch.db: Failed to open '/var/lib/pacman/sync/unarch.db'
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::I did some checking by hand and found that many repos do provide them now, but some still don't. [https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=1177795#p1177795 I opened a thread] on the forums asking if more maintainers would consider adding this feature to their repos. -- [[User:Karol|Karol]] ([[User talk:Karol|talk]]) 13:56, 18 October 2012 (UTC)
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:::Removed for now. If it does get updated, it can easily be readded. [[User:Thestinger|thestinger]] 08:38, 11 August 2011 (EDT)
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Revision as of 15:12, 31 December 2012

The future of Unofficial repos

I'd like to see more work of this type. Sometimes there are certain projects that don't mesh well with other things, such as the community repo. The 'kdemod' project is a good example. If you want to contribute with your own builds, you can check page Custom local repository.

In the future, well-thought-out user repositories may be ideal for lots of supplementary things. Forming a "web of trust" is important in cases like this, so we may begin keeping a list of "recommended" repositories somewhere, in order to make it seem more official and trustworthy.

Phrakture 12:50, 18 May 2007 (EDT)

Why don't repos provide files.tar.gz database?

Is there a reason many (most?) user repos don't provide files.tar.gz? http://projects.archlinux.org/dbscripts.git/tree/cron-jobs/create-filelists

Without it tools like pkgfile won't work.

Karol 11:34, 16 January 2011 (EST)

Maybe it's time to ask this question on the forum (I hope it's not yet a crime to instigate Karol to post something on the forum :D ). -- Kynikos (talk) 11:57, 27 September 2012 (UTC)
I did some checking by hand and found that many repos do provide them now, but some still don't. I opened a thread on the forums asking if more maintainers would consider adding this feature to their repos. -- Karol (talk) 13:56, 18 October 2012 (UTC)