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#1 2011-09-06 22:39:54

n3wu53r
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n00b question about the ABS

Hey, I am new to Arch and I'm about to install it on my machine (used it a bit in a virtual machine) and I have a small nooby question about the ABS.
According to the wiki: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Arch_Build_System
"Running abs as root creates the ABS tree by synchronizing with the Arch Linux server."
Does this mean that the ABS tree (not the package) is always downloaded from the official Arch Linux servers, never from any of the mirrors?

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#2 2011-09-06 22:46:01

karol
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Re: n00b question about the ABS

The SYNCSERVER is defined in /etc/abs.conf, the default one is

SYNCSERVER="rsync.archlinux.org"

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#3 2011-09-06 22:46:56

n3wu53r
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Re: n00b question about the ABS

Okay, thanks for your help.

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#4 2011-09-08 13:38:41

gregor
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Re: n00b question about the ABS

you don't need to install ABS just go to https://aur.archlinux.org/ and download directly from it....

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#5 2011-09-08 13:40:25

karol
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Re: n00b question about the ABS

gregor wrote:

you don't need to install ABS just go to https://aur.archlinux.org/ and download directly from it....

What does it have to do w/ OP's question?

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#6 2011-09-10 08:11:41

gregor
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Re: n00b question about the ABS

nope not directly ...but why use an program instead you can 'search and download' from the same server. Try searching the package you need from /var/abs....

have fun

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#7 2011-09-10 14:58:27

ANOKNUSA
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Re: n00b question about the ABS

gregor, you didn't really clarify whatever point you had.  How is not installing ABS advantageous?  makepkg is part of the abs package.  And if a package is in the repos, it will be in the ABS tree but not necessarily in the AUR.

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#8 2011-09-10 19:07:23

jomasti
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Registered: 2010-08-17
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Re: n00b question about the ABS

ANOKNUSA wrote:

makepkg is part of the abs package.

You might be confusing that with makeworld. makepkg is included with pacman.

Anyway, gregor, you are confusing the AUR with ABS. Although, what you are saying is still possible via the source files when looking up a package on https://www.archlinux.org/packages/. But with both, using a program or using the respective page is a personal choice.

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#9 2011-09-10 19:46:23

SS4
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Re: n00b question about the ABS

You can also specify which repos abs pulls from in /etc/abs.conf too. Put an exclamation mark (!) infront of a repo to disable it.


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#10 2011-09-10 19:56:22

ANOKNUSA
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Re: n00b question about the ABS

jomasti wrote:
ANOKNUSA wrote:

makepkg is part of the abs package.

You might be confusing that with makeworld. makepkg is included with pacman.

Anyway, gregor, you are confusing the AUR with ABS. Although, what you are saying is still possible via the source files when looking up a package on https://www.archlinux.org/packages/. But with both, using a program or using the respective page is a personal choice.

Yup, you're right.  My mistake. tongue

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