[rear-devel] rear download packages missing

Dag Wieers dag at wieers.com
Mon Aug 13 00:02:50 CEST 2012

On Fri, 10 Aug 2012 08:22:47 +0200, Gratien D'haese  wrote:

> Johannes Meixner  will become the maintainer
> of the
> Archiving:/Backup:/Rear: tree (we're very grateful Johannes!)


Since I wasn't involved in the discussion, what exactly will Johannes 
maintain ?

The Archiving:/Backup:/Rear tree was never published because the current 
build-tree was not used for the v1.13.0 release. The v1.13.0 release did 
not have the Makefile-changes required for OBS using the new path.

If we want this to be published, I guess we will need to check-out 
v1.13.0, add the newest Makefile on top and make a stable release OBS 
build. The Makefile was prepared for this, but it was never properly 

Personally I prefered to see v1.14 hit a release sooner instead. Even if 
that means making consessions wrt. our release plan.

>> Additional question: we link
>> http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/sschapiro/ as source of
>> rear repo packages in some our docs. This is completely obsolete now 
>> and should be updated to
>> http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Archiving:/Backup:/Rear now,
>> correct?
> Indeed that is correct.

I would prefer to link to the Download page instead, as that's the one 
that will improve over time. Plus it should guide users to distribution 
packages, rather than our own (assuming distributions do a better job at 
integrating software than us).

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