[packman] OBS 2.x and new repository layout

Pascal Bleser pascal.bleser at opensuse.org
Fri Dec 31 14:34:32 CET 2010

On 2010-12-31 13:46:43 (+0100), Detlef Reichelt <detlef at die-mafia.de> wrote:
> Moin,
> Am Fri, 31 Dec 2010 13:16:18 +0100
> schrieb Herbert Graeber <herbert at links2linux.de>:
> > I would like to have a variant of option 3 on top of option 2:
> > 
> > codecs:11.2
> > multimedia:11.2
> > games:11.2
> > stuff:11.2
> hm, why codecs and multimedia?

Sorry, was just a random idea :)
Maybe it doesn't make any sense to split codecs/multimedia.
We'll have to sort out those details :)

> multimedia (1)
> contrib (all other stuff)
> games
> In (1) we should provide all libs and apps which are crippled by
> openSUSE (linked to obs) _and_ most wanted apps/libs that are not
> shipped with openSUSE, for example vlc/mplayer/mad/ffmpeg etc.


> Newer version of vlc should be build in contrib and if we don't get
> bugreports for some time, it could be add in multimedia.

Hmmm.... okay, so "contrib" would be some sort of "staging" repository

> And if we have directories on vesta like
> openSUSE_11.3/multimedia
> openSUSE_11.3/conrib
> openSUSE_11.3/games
> we could run a createrepo on openSUSE_11.3 with repodata in
> openSUSE_11.3/repodata. So we could offer packman as big
> repo too. Never tried this, but should work... ;)

Yeah, I had that idea a long time ago as well, it could work.
We'd have to test it first, but it's pretty easy to test.
And that could provide both, *if* we don't mix different library
versions in multimedia and contrib, as binary packages in multimedia and
contrib could be built against different versions of libraries...
(unless they are properly ABI/SONAME versioned, then we provide both
library packages in the "big" repository but, we know that upstreams
don't always get that right).

  -o) Pascal Bleser <pascal.bleser at opensuse.org>
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