[Dev] about new packagers and personal repos

Aurélien gnu.tek at gmx.com
Thu Feb 23 08:20:30 GMT 2012

gnu.tek at gmx.com (Aurélien) writes:

> Nicolás Reynolds <fauno at kiwwwi.com.ar> writes:
>> On Mon, 20 Feb 2012 00:49:09 -0300, Nicolás Reynolds <fauno at kiwwwi.com.ar> wrote:
>>> since i've been receiving a few queries about becoming a parabola
>>> packager and having access to a personal repo (the [~people] kind of
>>> repos), i'd like us to discuss a few guidelines so everything is clear
>>> :)
>>> situation so far:
>>> to be a packager you need a pair of ssh and gpg keys. ssh is needed to
>>> access the repo server and to upload packages, and the gpg key is
>>> required for signing them.
>>> db-update refuses to release packages if they're unsigned, but it
>>> doesn't perform validity checks. this is pretty simple to implement so
>>> it may be done in a few days if no one beats me to it. make sure to post
>>> your gpg key to a keyserver (any but pgp.mit.edu).
>>> we have been giving repo access to people we know from the irc channel.
>>> for a [repo] to show on parabolaweb an admin (currently encyclomundi and
>>> i, iirc) has to create a new repo on the django admin page. it also has
>>> to be *commited* to the main dbscripts.git repo after including it on
>>> the config file, so it can be pulled on the web server. from then on, a
>>> cronjob takes care of including new packages to parabolaweb database.
>>> / end of situation
>>> so what do you think? :)
>> related:
>> we've been discussing about how to decentralize a PUR and using git
>> repos (or any dvcs) for that seems to be the right way.
>> one of the ideas is to have a git repo for each package (xihh would like
>> this) and putting them as git submodules of a personal repo, in a way
>> that you could, for instance:
>> git clone git://fauno-machine/fauno
>> and have every package maintained by me, or from your repo:
>> git clone git://fauno-machine/fauno/a-package
>> git submodule add a-package
>> and import a single package to your repo. common tasks can be put on
>> libretools scripts. arch packages can be retrieved from their branches,
>> though the whole repo is heavy.
>> in the next days i'll be writing an article about git hosting on the
>> wiki for starters :D 
>> ps: this is just an idea, we have abslibre.git...
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> Hi,
> The idea of a full wiki help page on the subject seems nice.
> for the place of the git, it can be a good experience to know 'how make
> your own git' but for a 24/24 7/7 distro need ... maybe it is not the
> best way to use.
> Or maybe if it's possible a sort of decentralization recentralized
> ... each builder make it's own git as you suggest, but the server is
> able to a form of rsyncing all git in one ... like that all git are
> always available to all.
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