You are not logged in.

#1 2024-04-27 21:59:28

nichts
Member
Registered: 2020-11-14
Posts: 28

Lots of package updates at once, where to find information?

Hi,

I update my main working system on a daily base, and today I noticed that a unusual big number of packages got an update without having a new upstream version, for example avahi went from 1:0.8+r194+g3f79789-1 to 1:0.8+r194+g3f79789-2. I wonder what’s going on and where to find further information as I did not see related information in Arch General nor in Arch Public Dev mailing list or on the website.

Can someone point out a place where to find such information, please?

regards


english is not my first language. If you find a mistake in this post, please mention it in your reply – this way I can learn.  TIA

Offline

#2 2024-04-27 22:05:46

seth
Member
Registered: 2012-09-03
Posts: 53,237

Online

#3 2024-04-28 11:04:34

Lone_Wolf
Forum Moderator
From: Netherlands, Europe
Registered: 2005-10-04
Posts: 12,167

Re: Lots of package updates at once, where to find information?

You could also subscribe to the arch-dev-public ML to be aware there was a python rebuild getting ready to be moved out of testing repos.


Disliking systemd intensely, but not satisfied with alternatives so focusing on taming systemd.


(A works at time B)  && (time C > time B ) ≠  (A works at time C)

Offline

#4 2024-04-28 12:36:20

nichts
Member
Registered: 2020-11-14
Posts: 28

Re: Lots of package updates at once, where to find information?

I am subscribed to that mailing list but I‘m skimming it most of the time, Lone_Wolf. I have read about a python rebuild but I did not expect this to have an impact on so many packages, especially on packages that do not even depend on python.

I thought about something fundamental that that would demand such a comprehensive rebuild of packages and I did wonder whether there is some central place where informations about such things can be found. Looks like this is not the case.

thanks

Last edited by nichts (2024-04-28 12:36:53)


english is not my first language. If you find a mistake in this post, please mention it in your reply – this way I can learn.  TIA

Offline

#5 2024-04-28 12:39:01

nl6720
The Evil Wiki Admin
Registered: 2016-07-02
Posts: 630

Re: Lots of package updates at once, where to find information?

Most rebuilds are listed in https://archlinux.org/todo/.

Offline

#6 2024-04-28 12:57:26

Lone_Wolf
Forum Moderator
From: Netherlands, Europe
Registered: 2005-10-04
Posts: 12,167

Re: Lots of package updates at once, where to find information?

nichts wrote:

but I did not expect this to have an impact on so many packages, especially on packages that do not even depend on python.

gcc needed to be rebuilt for python 3.12 , that probably triggered a rebuilt of the whole toolchain and everything that depends on the toolchain .


Disliking systemd intensely, but not satisfied with alternatives so focusing on taming systemd.


(A works at time B)  && (time C > time B ) ≠  (A works at time C)

Offline

#7 2024-04-28 21:22:13

Allan
Pacman
From: Brisbane, AU
Registered: 2007-06-09
Posts: 11,422
Website

Re: Lots of package updates at once, where to find information?

Lone_Wolf wrote:
nichts wrote:

but I did not expect this to have an impact on so many packages, especially on packages that do not even depend on python.

gcc needed to be rebuilt for python 3.12 , that probably triggered a rebuilt of the whole toolchain and everything that depends on the toolchain .

No rebuilds were triggered due to this gcc rebuild.

Offline

Board footer

Powered by FluxBB