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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] removing a branch?

From: Phil Frost
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] removing a branch?
Date: Thu, 25 Nov 2004 17:15:48 -0700
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On Thu, Nov 25, 2004 at 05:22:38PM -0500, Adrian Irving-Beer wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 25, 2004 at 02:09:58PM -0800, Bobby Holley wrote:
> > On another note, what's the deal with the .listing files?
> .listing files are used by arch when DAV functionality is not
> available.
> ...
> When publishing your archive over HTTP, you need to use the '--
> listing' or '-l' option on 'make-archive'.  This tells arch that
> you need .listing files created and kept up to date for non-DAV
> web access.
> Then, after every archive-modifying operation, do 'archive-fixup' to
> update the .listing files.
> ...

It is not nessacary to run archive-fixup after each operation. .listing
files are updated when needed without any special treatment. The only
case where archive-fixup is needed is when adding .listing files to an
archive that did not previously have them, or in some cases where an
operation is interrupted at just the right time.

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