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    Phoronix: Arch AUR Is Moving On Over To Git

    This is just a reminder that as of today, June 8th 2015, it is the last day for any changes to be submitted to aur.archlinux.org and for them to be kept. Any and all changes going forward should be made to aur4.archlinux.org. Any changes that occur to aur.archlinux.org after today will be LOST...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...h-AUR-Git-Move

  • #2
    A lot of people like git, so this sounds like a good idea. I'm just an end user though.

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    • #3
      AUR 4 is very amazing (git, co-mainteners...).

      pkgbuild-introspection, package-query and yaourt will be updated to be used with AUR 4.

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      • #4
        This sounds like a silly way to transition. Mark the old system read only with an error message explaining the transition, rather than allow people to write data that is guaranteed to be lost in the transition.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by gigaplex View Post
          This sounds like a silly way to transition. Mark the old system read only with an error message explaining the transition, rather than allow people to write data that is guaranteed to be lost in the transition.
          If the old system were read-only, then users would get no aur package updates for a whole month. By leaving it writable, maintainers can submit changes to both systems during the transition month to be able to test the new system while still providing updates through the known good old system.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by zman0900 View Post

            If the old system were read-only, then users would get no aur package updates for a whole month. By leaving it writable, maintainers can submit changes to both systems during the transition month to be able to test the new system while still providing updates through the known good old system.
            That would been the best way to go about it, or at least open the Aur4 git repo early so that package maintainers can migrate packages and parallel test them prior to aur4 going live. Problems and bugs could then be fixed quickly.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Jristz
              The old AUR'll be available to download after July 8th when it become ready, so no package will be lost and if is present on old aur then could be uploaded to the new like years later (maybe will need adapt).
              No one lost a single package, this is no like the gentoo-wiki-pruning.
              You're right but since the subdomain is being moved then from the perspective of AUR helpers the changes will effectively be lost

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