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FS#41186 - [abs] Added note about $ABSROOT to abs script's help text.

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Eric Toombs (ewtoombs) - Sunday, 13 July 2014, 16:06 GMT
Last edited by Dave Reisner (falconindy) - Saturday, 18 June 2016, 14:26 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Dave Reisner (falconindy)
matt mooney (mfm)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version 4.1.2
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


The patch is attached.

Basically it just says that $ABSROOT replaces /var/abs/ when it is set.
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Closed by  Dave Reisner (falconindy)
Saturday, 18 June 2016, 14:26 GMT
Reason for closing:  Won't fix
Additional comments about closing:  No developers care about abs and we generally want it to die.
Comment by Johannes Löthberg (demize) - Sunday, 13 July 2014, 18:42 GMT
I'd say a better idea would be to write a manpage for it and keep the help text short.
Comment by Eric Toombs (ewtoombs) - Sunday, 13 July 2014, 18:56 GMT
Well, either way. Yeah. I'd say what I wrote is a good quickfix until the man page is ready. The point is there is a very useful feature that is undocumented right now.
Comment by Doug Newgard (Scimmia) - Monday, 14 July 2014, 03:56 GMT
You're better off sending patches to the arch-projects mailing list.

But honestly, nobody is really doing anything with the ABS right now, so it may take a while for it to get somewhere.
Comment by Mark Blakeney (bulletmark) - Friday, 10 July 2015, 22:50 GMT
I've just started using abs and found this issue. Really, the abs command should take a "-r/--root" option rather than requiring ABSROOT to be set for this very common use case. I will submit a patch for this to arch-projects as Doug suggests. PS: Here's the patch