[oe] [RFC] Solving ipkg-utils issues
koen at dominion.kabel.utwente.nl
Fri Mar 30 11:02:28 CEST 2007
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Paul Sokolovsky schreef:
> Hello openembedded-devel,
> For quite some time bugs in ipkg-utils package (mostly in
> ipkg-make-index tool) plagued image creation process in OE. Many of
> them are known to old-time developers, and being (manually) worked
> around. I was working on resolving them for some time, and guess now
> finally have both clear picture of the issues and their interaction
> with each other, and fixes for them. So, I would like to push these
> fixes to mainline, and am opening this thread for review of
> them, as well as to collect any other concerns about ipkg-utils.
> In my list, there're 3 major issues:
> 1. Broken version comparison logic in ipkg-utils (note that this is
> exactly ipkg-utils issues, nether bitbake nor ipkg is affected).
> 2. Inability of ipkg-make-index to detect packages which were updated,
> while version stays the same.
It's hard to distinguish between 'update' and 'data corruption' without knowing if someone
rebuilt the package.
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