HEADSUP MAINTAINERS: flat upload layout

Yaakov Selkowitz yselkowitz@cygwin.com
Fri Aug 15 20:22:00 GMT 2014

On Fri, 2014-08-15 at 22:11 +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Aug 15 12:21, Yaakov Selkowitz wrote: 
> > However, what I did suggest earlier was to have a separate
> > noarch/release hierarchy for entirely noarch packages, which would
> > prevent having to upload noarch twice:
> > 
> > http://www.cygwin.com/ml/cygwin-apps/2013-03/msg00126.html
> > 
> > I do this with Ports and it works quite well, but then again I'm the
> > only one uploading there.
> Shouldn't be much of a difference, as long as the upload script
> understands a noarch dir parallel to the x86 and x86_64 dirs,
> isn't it?

A few things would have to be changed on the infrastructure side, but I
think it's doable.  The biggest issue may be that maintainers need to
mark their packages ARCH=noarch as appropriate, and then remember to
upload to a separate directory.  The latter could be simplified with the
"cygport upload" proposal, should we decide to do this with noarch in
the first place.


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