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From: Rafael Goncalves Martins <rafaelmartins@g.o>
To: gentoo-science@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-science] g-octave
Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2011 15:36:36
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-science] g-octave by Juan Aguado
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


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Re: [gentoo-science] g-octave Thomas Kahle <tomka@g.o>