roger.oberholtzer at gmail
May 1, 2012, 11:23 PM
Post #5 of 10
On Mon, 2012-04-30 at 16:10 -0700, Ed - 0x1b, Inc. wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 8:17 AM, Roger Oberholtzer
> <roger.oberholtzer [at] gmail> wrote:
> > On Mon, 2012-04-30 at 06:33 -0700, David Talmage wrote:
> >> On Apr 30, 3:44 am, Roger Oberholtzer <roger.oberholt...@gmail.com>
> >> wrote:
> >> > I have almost 60 extensions from TracHack installed on my Trac system.
> >> > Keeping them up-to-date is a bit of work. I am curious if anyone has
> >> > settled on a good way to (1) find out which installed things have
> >> > updates available and (2) install updates in some easy fashion.
> >> > ...
> >> Roger, are you using Linux? Usually, the desktop package managers tell
> >> you when an upgrade is available. On servers, where there is no
> >> desktop, I've used apticron to learn about updated debian packages.
> > I use openSUSE, which has an excellent package creation and maintenance
> > system. Of course that applies to things that are packaged for
> > installation. Trac Hack macros and all are not so packaged. They are in
> > a subversion repository on the Trac Hack site.
> > I has hoped to do something with easy_install. I will have to see if it
> > handles just telling if there is something newer than what is installed,
> > or if it always wants to install no matter.
> > --
> > Roger Oberholtzer
> Roger you might submit a ticket requesting Trac-Hacks publish a RPM
> repository of the available hacks - it might make sense if there is
> automated build process that it could be extended to build a yum or
> zypper or deb repository.
I would think it would have to be an RPM for each hack. I wonder if the
openSUSE Build Service could be used for this. It can build packages for
many distros. The trick would be triggering it to make a new RPM for
> I would expect an RSS feed on a hack's folder which would let you
> follow progress on your plugins, but I couldn't find it (not logged
One thing that makes this a bit more of a moving target is that all
hacks are in the same repo. So, if you download one, the release in the
archive name increments even if there is no change to the hack actually
in the archive.
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