[Piuparts-devel] Bug#632924: Bug#632924: piuparts-slave to recreate tarball(s) beyond certain age

Holger Levsen holger at layer-acht.org
Sun Jul 10 00:05:33 UTC 2011

Hi Scott,

are you subscribed to the PTS, so I can stop cc:ing you?

On Sonntag, 10. Juli 2011, Scott Schaefer wrote:
> tgz.old, not .bak   :-)

> And I considered that.  Tried to weigh the waste of disk space vs.
> retaining the .old file as means of "easily" determining when (and even
> what components) of the base-chroot was modified.
> Of course, it was easier to not remove it, since doing so would have
> required me to google the syntax for removing a file with python.
> os.unlink().  Good; I learned something else today.
> And what is that Larry Wall saying about lazy programmers ?

*g* + cheers!

From my running piuparts.d.o POV I don't care much why+what has changed in the 
base system and if I'd really wanted to find out one day, I could use 
snapshots.d.o - but I also don't care about disk space here. What I had in 
mind was just not accumulating cruft. OTOH, as its reused every month its not 
much cruft... I'll sleep over it and commit something tomorrow :)

Speaking of changesets, I'd like to move to git rather sooner than later - are 
you familar with it?


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