[csw-maintainers] A backed up file in $FILEDIR triggers the 'uncommitted' warning

Ben Walton bwalton at opencsw.org
Mon Jun 8 16:49:54 CEST 2009

Excerpts from Maciej (Matchek) Blizinski's message of Mon Jun 08 10:40:25 -0400 2009:
> mGAR currently adds 'UNCOMMITTED' when a package is built from sources
> which are not committed to the repository. When building packages, I
> often issue 'gmake clean' to make sure that the package is being built
> from scratch. This deletes everything from downloads/ - all source

gmake garchive

That will stash downloads in your configured source directory.  The
convention on the buildfarm is that /home/src is used.

> files need to be downloaded again. To avoid pulling sources multiple
> times, I copy files from downloads/ to files/ - 'gmake clean' doesn't
> remove them. In this way, I can rebuild packages from scratch without
> re-downloading everything. However, an uncommitted file in $FILEDIR
> causes mGAR to think that these files (tarballs, usually) are some
> uncommitted material.

If you rely on archive, this mostly goes away...everything else in the
gar directory should be of the type that you don't mind committing.

Does that help?

Ben Walton
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University of Toronto
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