Gentoo Archives: gentoo-dev

From: Brian Dolbec <dolsen@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Cc: gentoo-scm@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Portage- released straight to stable
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2015 04:16:11
I've cherry-picked the recent repoman changes for the new git tree onto
a new branch starting at the 2.2.20 release.  This should take care of
all the recent flood of emails about the new workflow.  I also included
a few man page corrections and improvements.


I hope to get the repoman rewrite changes merged into the master branch
within about a week.  Although I have not completed what I considered to
be a completed stage1 process, it is very close to my original target.

At that time I will make a portage-2.2.21 release. It has additional
emerge/portage bugfixes. I will warn you that the repoman rewrite code
is bound to have some regressions. I am seriously considering including
the original repoman code so devs are not stuck re-emerging a different
portage version if they find a bug blocking them from using it.  But I
do want it to get a much broader testing base.

So, please consider older repoman code to now be frozen.  Any more
repoman changes should be based on the repoman branch of the portage
repo.  If it is something that absolutely needs to be applied to as well, then please submit 2 patches, 1 for each branch.
There can be potentially a great deal of rebase errors to fix while
attempting to rebase the rewrite on a changing master's code.

For those of you willing to test the repoman branch code to flush out
as many bugs/regressions as possible before it is merged into master.
I thank you in advance.  The new repoman code can be run from the
checkout without being installed.  What I did was create a symlink in
my users bin/ directory pointing to the checkout's bin/repoman with a
slightly different name.  That way you can compare the installed
repoman's output with the rewrites.  Be aware there can be some slight
differences in formatting, but the data should be the same.

Thank you...
Brian Dolbec <dolsen>