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From: "Michał Górny" <mgorny@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Cleaning up integration of external repos into ::gentoo
Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2015 07:12:52
Message-Id: 20150813091230.603c8438@pomiot

Now that we have the official git repository, I've switched user-facing
git mirrors from rsync->git to the real git. As a result, users are now
complaining that some random Gentoo metadata has disappeared.

As you may have noticed already, I am *really* unhappy about adding
special conditionals with hardcoded URLs (and ugly mixing stuff) for
Gentoo. So if you really don't want to put the stuff into the repo,
please at least:

1. Move DTDs to a git repository (seriously, I don't want to have to
touch CVS).

2. Strip the year from gentoo-news [1]. I think we have all
the agreement to proceed there. I will prepare a GLEP update today,
and if given OK, I can update the repo, and the scripts.

3. Provide a machine-readable description where those files/directories
come from. Not sure how that should look but how about something along
the lines of repos.conf:


    location = metadata/news
    sync-type = git
    sync-uri =

    location = metadata/herds.xml
    # or do we want to use git here?
    sync-type = http
    sync-uri =



Best regards,
Michał Górny


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-dev] Cleaning up integration of external repos into ::gentoo Andrew Savchenko <bircoph@g.o>