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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]].
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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.
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[[User:Phrakture|Phrakture]] 12:50, 18 May 2007 (EDT)
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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? https://projects.archlinux.org/dbscripts.git/tree/cron-jobs/create-filelists
  
 
Without it tools like pkgfile won't work.
 
Without it tools like pkgfile won't work.
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[[User:Karol|Karol]] 11:34, 16 January 2011 (EST)
 
[[User:Karol|Karol]] 11:34, 16 January 2011 (EST)
  
== <s>Repos that provide only foo.db.tar.gz databases</s> ==
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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)
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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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== Explicitly tell users how to enable an unofficial repo? ==
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How do you feel about adding a new paragraph that says something like ''To use an unofficial repository, add it to your /etc/pacman.conf and run 'pacman -Syu'''? -- [[User:Karol|Karol]] ([[User talk:Karol|talk]]) 21:29, 15 February 2014 (UTC)
  
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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:Sure - it might be worth to split the instructions at the very top into "Enabling an unofficial repository" and "Publishing new repository" sections. (Of course the headings are just suggestions, feel free to use different wording.) -- [[User:Lahwaacz|Lahwaacz]] ([[User talk:Lahwaacz|talk]]) 22:09, 15 February 2014 (UTC)
: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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== Where to put my repo? ==
[karol@black ~]$ pacman -Syu
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I've got a repo which currently has `i686` and `any` packages in it.
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Under which heading(s) does it go?
error: failed retrieving file 'unarch.db' from us4all.info : Not Found
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Ta. [[User:Phillid|Phillid]] ([[User talk:Phillid|talk]]) 08:29, 16 October 2014 (UTC)
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[karol@black ~]$ pacman -Sl unarch
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: To answer my own question, I'll just follow what xyne has done. I will create repositories for i686 and any, with all the `any` packages included in the former. I will then list each repo db under each applicable category
error: could not open file /var/lib/pacman/sync/unarch.db: Failed to open '/var/lib/pacman/sync/unarch.db'
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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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::::OK, thanks. Closing. -- [[User:Karol|Karol]] 09:29, 11 August 2011 (EDT)
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Latest revision as of 09:56, 3 August 2015

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? https://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)

Explicitly tell users how to enable an unofficial repo?

How do you feel about adding a new paragraph that says something like To use an unofficial repository, add it to your /etc/pacman.conf and run 'pacman -Syu'? -- Karol (talk) 21:29, 15 February 2014 (UTC)

Sure - it might be worth to split the instructions at the very top into "Enabling an unofficial repository" and "Publishing new repository" sections. (Of course the headings are just suggestions, feel free to use different wording.) -- Lahwaacz (talk) 22:09, 15 February 2014 (UTC)

Where to put my repo?

I've got a repo which currently has `i686` and `any` packages in it. Under which heading(s) does it go? Ta. Phillid (talk) 08:29, 16 October 2014 (UTC)

To answer my own question, I'll just follow what xyne has done. I will create repositories for i686 and any, with all the `any` packages included in the former. I will then list each repo db under each applicable category