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On Mon, Apr 14, 2003 at 05:00:39PM +0800, Michael Kohl wrote:
> Also it maybe would be a nice thing to have a switch for this script to
> automatically submit all packages which it finds where installed using
> ~ARCH as "emerged sucessfully" (which I suppose they were if they land
> in /var/db/pkg). This way it would be possible to set it up as a cronjob
> so people (who are generally lazy from my experience) wouldn't have to
> rate each package individually. Althoug this information is not quite as
> good as "the full thing" but somehow I doubt all this people would be
> running gentoo-stats if they had to do more then set up the crontab
You have several valid points. I agree that people are lazy and they
would probably not run gentoo-stats if it wasn't croned. Although I
don't see the need of a script that would check for if a package was
emerged correctly. This could as well be done by emerge when it
detects it is installing an ~ARCH package. This way you don't have to
wonder if it's a 'current' package or not.
Heck, you could use the same mechanism for reporting 'stable' packages
when they fail.
However, a successful emerge is only one of the critieria for an
unstable package to move to stable. It not crashing runtime is
Actually, the more I think of it, the whole point is moot...
stable.gentoo.org might be a good idea, but why not replace it with
stats.gentoo.org? If I submit a stat report which tells me that I have
the latest version of a package installed, you could assume that it
works for me. If not, I'd post a bugreport. And if I couldn't be arsed
to set up gentoo-stats and post bugs about things that doesn't work,
why would I use stable.gentoo.org anyway?
Please, don't see this as an attack on stable.gentoo.org, just trying
to see it in another perspective... And I probably missed something in
> Sorry for this rather long a quite unfocussed post, mid-term exams are
> on the horizon again so I maybe should just shut up and grab my books...
Exams are important, but so is gentoo. ;)
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