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From: Thomas Kahle <tomka@g.o>
To: gentoo-science@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-science] g-octave
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2011 12:04:50
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-science] g-octave by Rafael Goncalves Martins

your replies are emotional and filled with bitterness.  Please adhere to
the standards of friendly technical discussion that we are used to on
this mailing list.


On 12:36 Sun 18 Sep 2011, Rafael Goncalves Martins wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 18, 2011 at 12:21 PM, Juan Aguado <juantxorena@×××××.com> wrote: > >> Do you know how much "members" the "gentoo octave" project have? > > My guess is that theres is only one or none. > > > >> Each sentence you write make this more obvious. > > Whatever you say. > > > >> 1) You DON'T need to use Github to update the package database. > >> There's a big and shiny warning on this section of the docs saying > >> that end-users don't need to read. Just do it if you want to help > >> other users. Use the --scm option of g-octave, and package.keywords to > >> unmask the scm packages you want to install. > >> 2) You DON'T need to use --sync at all, g-octave can install packages > >> from octave-forge SVN repository with the damn --scm option. > > I don't want to install the svn packages from octave-forge repository. I want to install the lastest stable packages from octave-forge. Which is something I cannot do unless I follow some instructions in the docs that, as an end user, I'm not supposed to read. > > > >> 3) stable releases of g-octave comes with a package database, that is > >> installed by 'emerge --config'. We do this for security reasons. The > >> live version obviously don't comes with a package database, then you > >> need the '--sync' option to get one from github. > > So I can't use the lastest stable versions of octave-packages unless I use the unstable and masked software and somebody manually mantains an external database. I can't see how this is easier for the end user. > > > > Thanks for your time, but I think is easier, faster and better for me if I mantain my own ebuild-based repo. > > Oh, then you think it's easier to create a ebuild-based repo from > scratch than run 2 scripts that automatically update the package > database, and send me a pull request? > > Awesome! Then go ahead please. > > -- > Rafael Goncalves Martins > Gentoo Linux developer > >
-- Thomas Kahle


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