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Bug 32803 - GLSA updates
Summary: GLSA updates
Alias: None
Product: Portage Development
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Core (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Portage team
Keywords: Inclusion
Depends on:
Blocks: 5835
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Reported: 2003-11-05 09:42 UTC by Marius Mauch (RETIRED)
Modified: 2007-01-11 12:30 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Runtime testing required: ---

base class to handle GLSAs, contains the backend code (,10.73 KB, text/plain)
2003-11-05 09:45 UTC, Marius Mauch (RETIRED)
tool to use (,4.92 KB, text/plain)
2003-11-05 09:53 UTC, Marius Mauch (RETIRED)
rewritten glsa class for the new DTD (,11.18 KB, text/plain)
2003-12-21 20:00 UTC, Marius Mauch (RETIRED)
revised tool for the rewritten glsa class (,5.60 KB, text/plain)
2003-12-21 20:01 UTC, Marius Mauch (RETIRED)

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Description Marius Mauch (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-11-05 09:42:40 UTC
I think it's time to release the GLSA update tool to users.
It should be kept as an external tool for some time, so that bugs in it don't
affect other portage functions. When it's better tested I'll write patches to integrate it into emerge itself.
Comment 1 Marius Mauch (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-11-05 09:45:11 UTC
Created attachment 20291 [details]
base class to handle GLSAs, contains the backend code

This class contains all the xml parsing code, it's currently designed to
interface with emerge and portageq, that will be changed to internal portage
calls later.
I suggest it's put in the same directory as
Comment 2 Marius Mauch (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-11-05 09:53:02 UTC
Created attachment 20292 [details]
tool to use

This script is the user interface to, it should be in
/usr/lib/portage/bin/ . Its functionality will later go into emerge.
Comment 3 Frido Ferdinand 2003-11-05 14:17:43 UTC
Any chance that you could post a glsa.conf file, or should the defaults just
work ? I did a wget on
and placed it in /usr/portage/glsa/. Anything else I need to test this ?
Comment 4 Marius Mauch (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-11-05 14:26:37 UTC
The defaults should work, I don't use a glsa.conf myself. If you have a GLSA
in /usr/portage/glsa it should be used (the HTTP/FTP stuff is not completely
Comment 5 Marius Mauch (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-12-21 20:00:34 UTC
Created attachment 22530 [details]
rewritten glsa class for the new DTD
Comment 6 Marius Mauch (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-12-21 20:01:14 UTC
Created attachment 22531 [details]
revised tool for the rewritten glsa class
Comment 7 Marius Mauch (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-12-21 20:03:09 UTC
ok, this is the brand new code for the new DTD from Swift. It's also changed 
to interface with portage directly (no more calls to portageq) and uses the
standard portage config way to get variables (so no glsa.conf, just add the 
things to make.conf if you want to override the defaults).
Comment 8 Marius Mauch (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-12-22 01:50:24 UTC
I'll stop posting new attachments here, the latest versions are in CVS in
Comment 9 Jason Stubbs (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-07-28 07:25:09 UTC
Putting a hold on feature requests for portage as they are drowning out the 
bugs. Most of these features should be available in the next major version of 
portage. But for the time being, they are just drowning out the major bugs and 
delaying the next version's progress. 
Any bugs that contain patches and any bugs for etc-update or dispatch-conf can 
be reopened. Sorry, I'm just not good enough with bugzilla. ;) 
Comment 10 Marius Mauch (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2007-01-11 12:30:18 UTC
Fixed for a long time.