[arch-haskell] Layout of ABS tree for Haskell packages?

Magnus Therning magnus at therning.org
Sat Oct 12 07:36:50 UTC 2013

On Tue, Oct 12, 2010 at 12:04, Rémy Oudompheng <remyoudompheng at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 2010/10/12 Magnus Therning <magnus at therning.org> wrote:
>> I've just downloaded all 1937 packages maintained by arch-haskell on
>> AUR, and I'm about to put them all in a git repository.  Before doing
>> that I thought I'd ask if anyone has suggestions on the directory
>> hierarchy in that repo?
>> The only criterion I can think of is that we'd probably would want
>> binary and source packages separated in some way.  I should say that
>> this is mostly a hunch on my part so I'm more than willing to be
>> convinced otherwise.  So, based on this hunch I'm currently leaning
>> towards the following layout:
>> habs
>> ├── bin
>> │   ├── befunge93
>> │   │   └── PKGBUILD
>> │   ├── berp
>> │   │   ├── berp.install
>> │   │   └── PKGBUILD
>> │   │   ...
>> ├── aur
>> │   ├── addlicenseinfo
>> │   │   └── PKGBUILD
>> │   ├── advgame
>> │   │   └── PKGBUILD
>> │   │   ...
>> Any thought or comments on this.  I'm particularly interested in
>> comments from people who have experience with working with the
>> ABS-related tools.
> I don't think there is such thing as "ABS-related tools", unless you
> are more specific. I can only share my knowledge of how we are
> organised for official repos (core/extra...).

I am completely ignorant in this area :-)  It's very probably that
much I say/ask about ABS is complete bollocks!

> Our layout, as I may have explained in an older thread, is rather
> root
> * advgame
> * - trunk
> * - repo
> * berp
> * - trunk
> * - repo
> ...
> The idea being than work-in-progress is kept is trunk, and repo is a
> snapshot of PKGBUILDs which are building correctly. I think your
> layout is okay too. Do you know if binary packages can be hosted
> somewhere ? My idea is that if a package can be built successfully,
> some script would be able to upload this binary package to a FTP
> server, as well a backuping the PKGBUILD from the "aur" area to the
> "bin" area so that PKGBUILDs there match the binary packages.

Am I correct in guessing that the layout you describe is held in SVN?

This is how I'm thinking of using git:

• archhaskell/habs is the official ABS tree, the aim is to always have
it in a completely working condition
• work-in-progress is kept in individual contributors' own clones
• sharing of work-in-progress between contributors' happen in whatever
way they see fit, the archhaskell/habs clone is not involved at all
• when a contributor is happy with a change a changeset is either sent
to the arch-haskell mailing list, or a pull request is created on
• the changeset can then be applied, or denied, by a member of the
github archhaskell group

I should emphasise that the same procedure should apply to members of
the github archhaskell group as well.

> The "bin" area is the "ABS" tree, while the "aur" area is the "AUR" tree.

The "bin" area would be the collection of source packages that we
decide to build and provide in binary form, the "aur" area would be
the collection of source packages that we continue to upload to AUR.
Maybe it's better to call the latter "src" instead, since we've been
talking about dropping use of AUR completely.


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