Architecture is not created if there are no architecture specific packages
Current Behavior: Since the architectures supported by a repository are parsed from the packages list in the mongodb, architectures included in an upstream repository are not created if there are no architecture specific packages.
Expected Behavior: The architectures should be created containing only "architectures = all" type packages.
There should be a units_deb_arches collection in the mongodb in addition to the existing units_deb_component, units_deb_release, and units_deb collections.
This would have at least two additional benefits beyond fixing this bug:
- Parsing lists of all Packages to extract a list of one or two architectures is not good for performance.
- It is conceptually correct. Debian repositories are built from a pool of all packages, along with meta data that will allow you to identify useful subsets of these packages using a combination of releases, components, and architectures. The database should mirror this conceptual division.
#4 Updated by quba42 over 1 year ago
I don't think I understand the use of architectures = all, so I'll need to do some research.
My understanding is that these are packages that are architecture independent packages (for example packages containing documentation) that can therefore be included with any architecture.
Please register to edit this issue