Things we ought to do to improve our packaging

Dirkjan Ochtman dirkjan at
Sun Aug 18 09:44:21 CDT 2013

On Thu, Aug 8, 2013 at 8:29 AM, Matt Mackall <mpm at> wrote:
> I don't know, but I suspect there is. How does one grab the equivalent
> of a nightly on Gentoo? How long do I have to wait to install 2.7 if the
> packager is on vacation? Is there stuff that requires manual
> intervention from release to release like adding new files?

As Nikolaj mentioned, you can trivially build packages from your
public repo's tip. There are two packagers, so you might have to wait
a little bit, but it's only a filename move away (in an overlay) if
you want it badly (e.g. no actual building). No intervention is
generally required for version bumps.



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