[csw-maintainers] [GAR] The 'submitpkg' target has been removed

Maciej (Matchek) Bliziński maciej at opencsw.org
Sun Nov 27 16:26:04 CET 2011

Hello maintainers,

I've removed the 'submitpkg' target from GAR in r16311.  This target
was slightly confusing, as there was both a GAR target and an
executable, both called 'submitpkg' and both doing different things.
The executable is now gone, and the the time has come to remove the
target as well.

What 'mgar submitpkg' did, was tagging the current version in
subversion.  This is not really necessary; all packages built with GAR
set a pkginfo property OPENCSW_REPOSITORY, which holds the path to the
Makefile and the revision used to build the package.  This allows to
retrieve the exact revision which was used to build the specific
package in question.

If you type "mgar submitpkg", deprecation information will be printed
to screen, and nothing else will happen.  If you wish to inspect a
specific revision of a specific Makefile, you can do that from the
package website.  The sequence of steps is:

1. Visit www.opencsw.org/packages/<name>/
2. Note that "Package Build Repository" looks like it's what you're
looking for, but it's not -- it doesn't hold the revision information.
3. Click on "Go to <name> QA page"
4. Click on "View <name> in the buildfarm database"

This is as of today; I suspect it will be made easier in the future.



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