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Avuton Olrich
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 6:18 pm    Post subject: update-live-ebuilds [part 2] Reply with quote

update-live-ebuilds has risen from the dead, it doesn't really need maintaining as it appears to have worked for the last year with minimal updates, but I do plan on adding some more features. Here's a new thread to cover it.

Background:
For a long time I had been looking for a way to keep my live ebuilds updated without unnecessarily emerging. I've made a small program to do just what I was looking for. It's called update-live-ebuilds.

Download
You can either grab it from the mpd-portage overlay (also in layman) or grab the ebuild here and put it in your overlay.

Bugs
If you have an issue, check the man page, please reply here, or pick one of the many other ways to get a hold of me.

Some features:
* svn, git, cvs, darcs, mercurial, baz, bazaar (3rd party ebuild) and tla scm support.
* Supports slotted ebuilds.
* Attempts direct communication with the SCM remote server, if possible (also known as PEEK support).
* Checking specific ebuilds to see if check for updates.
* Automatically finding of all live ebuilds.
* Automatically discover weather permission dropping is necessary, and what to.
* Optional masking of live ebuilds to make sure update-live-ebuilds doesn't attempt to update them.
* Optionally, asks the user before installation of ebuilds specified by the user.
* Optionally, and by default, detects the package manager last used for installation and uses it for reemerge if the repository has been updated.
* Optionally, set a number of days between update attempts.
* Allows the user to bootstrap to inject a package into the ule database and prevent unneeded reemerge. This can be done automatically (unstable branch only).
* Sane defaults, 99% of users should not need to edit the configuration file.
* No known bugs! Honest, I don't know of any and actually look forward to tackling any that are found.

ChangeLog (since the resurrection):
* Reporting mode, works just like running it, but will report the time it was installed and the revision.
* The usual optimizations.
* Special cases to add groups of ebuilds to ule.date (see the man).
* Added bzr, bazaar and tla support.

Flame on! :twisted:


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 12:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the resurrection - it's still quite a useful tool ;-)

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Avuton Olrich
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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2009 10:56 pm    Post subject: Dead again. Reply with quote

Dead again. Thanks for all the support over the years.
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