On 08/05/2017 01:15 AM, David C. Rankin wrote:
> All,
>   After abs demise, I ran into needed to rebuild gtk2 with --enable-debug=yes
> for a gtk.org bug report. Finding the packages from the normal package search
> is simple, but when you are on svntogit -- the only helpful discussions are to
> clone the entire repository, e.g.:
> Clone
> https://git.archlinux.org/svntogit/community.git
> git://git.archlinux.org/svntogit/community.git
> ssh://git.archlinux.org/srv/git/svntogit/community.git
>   Nowhere are there options to download or clone the current repository (like
> github) and nowhere is there a mention of 'asp export pkgname'. There is no
> wiki for asp and the only mention is in the ABS page -- and that information
> relates to the svn part of the tree.
>   'asp export' works fine, but if there is nothing on the svntogit that
> directs folks to it, the only information given is to 'Clone' as shown above.
> (which will result in roughly 500M each for community and packages if the
> instructions on the page are followed (compared to what was 88M total for 
> abs).
>   Can individual clone or download urls be provided on each package page like
> with github? Can references to 'asp export' also be provided? Those seems like
> things that should be done to help with the transition away from abs and help
> preserve bandwidth.

Those *are* individual clone/download URLs. Because "community" and
"packages" are whole repositories, and indivual packages are implemented
as branches. And the download instructions are autogenerated by cgit,
the same way Github would autogenerate the same instructions.

It seems this is a good opportunity for you to share the knowledge you
just gained in order to further improve our Wiki. :)

Eli Schwartz

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