[oe] [RFC] Solving ipkg-utils issues
rpurdie at rpsys.net
Fri Mar 30 11:50:00 CEST 2007
Thanks for looking at this, its something that does need fixing.
On Fri, 2007-03-30 at 11:52 +0300, Paul Sokolovsky wrote:
> 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.
> 3. Performance issues.
> Patch for p.1 is here: http://bugs.openembedded.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2061
I agree with fixing all the above. I've only had a quick glance at the
actual patch but I'm fine with committing it and getting testing that
way. There is python version comparison code in bitbake which may or may
not be of use.
Does this correctly handle epochs btw? We're going to need that soon...
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