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32     <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">GLEP:</th><td class="field-body">15</td>
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34     <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Title:</th><td class="field-body">Gentoo Script Repository</td>
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36 g2boojum 1.4 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Version:</th><td class="field-body">1.4</td>
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38 g2boojum 1.4 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Last-Modified:</th><td class="field-body"><a class="reference" href="http://www.gentoo.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs/xml/htdocs/proj/en/glep/glep-0015.txt?cvsroot=gentoo">2004/10/25 16:59:16</a></td>
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40 g2boojum 1.3 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Author:</th><td class="field-body">James Harlow &lt;hythloday&#32;&#97;t&#32;gentoo.org&gt;,</td>
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42 g2boojum 1.3 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Status:</th><td class="field-body">Approved</td>
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46 g2boojum 1.4 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Content-Type:</th><td class="field-body"><a class="reference" href="glep-0012.html">text/x-rst</a></td>
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48     <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Created:</th><td class="field-body">30 Sep 2003</td>
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50 g2boojum 1.4 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Post-History:</th><td class="field-body">30-Sep-2003, 25-Oct-2004</td>
51 liquidx 1.1 </tr>
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55     <div class="contents topic" id="contents">
56 g2boojum 1.4 <p class="topic-title first"><a name="contents">Contents</a></p>
57 liquidx 1.1 <ul class="simple">
58     <li><a class="reference" href="#abstract" id="id2" name="id2">Abstract</a></li>
59 g2boojum 1.4 <li><a class="reference" href="#status-update" id="id3" name="id3">Status Update</a></li>
60     <li><a class="reference" href="#motivation" id="id4" name="id4">Motivation</a></li>
61     <li><a class="reference" href="#specification" id="id5" name="id5">Specification</a></li>
62     <li><a class="reference" href="#rationale" id="id6" name="id6">Rationale</a></li>
63     <li><a class="reference" href="#backwards-compatibility" id="id7" name="id7">Backwards Compatibility</a></li>
64     <li><a class="reference" href="#copyright" id="id8" name="id8">Copyright</a></li>
65 liquidx 1.1 </ul>
66     </div>
67     <div class="section" id="abstract">
68     <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id2" name="abstract">Abstract</a></h1>
69     <p>There is currently no central repository for scripts that are useful
70     in administering a Gentoo system. This GLEP proposes a way to deal
71     with this issue.</p>
72     </div>
73 g2boojum 1.4 <div class="section" id="status-update">
74     <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id3" name="status-update">Status Update</a></h1>
75     <p>Expect the first alpha release by the end of November or so.</p>
76     </div>
77 liquidx 1.1 <div class="section" id="motivation">
78 g2boojum 1.4 <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id4" name="motivation">Motivation</a></h1>
79 liquidx 1.1 <p>There are many small tasks on a Gentoo system that can be made much
80     easier and fault-proof by scripting. However, not everyone has the
81     experience to write such scripts; those that do have the choice of
82     tracking down scripts on developer's webpages or with a search engine,
83     or writing them themselves, often duplicating effort that has been
84     already done by other people.</p>
85 liquidx 1.2 <p>A better solution would be to have a repository of these scripts on
86     www.gentoo.org.</p>
87 liquidx 1.1 </div>
88     <div class="section" id="specification">
89 g2boojum 1.4 <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id5" name="specification">Specification</a></h1>
90 liquidx 1.1 <p>A <a class="reference" href="mailto:scripts&#64;gentoo.org">scripts&#64;gentoo.org</a> email alias would be setup and forwarded to the team that
91     will accept and publish these scripts to the website. The team will need
92     access to a portion of the website, but just enough to add the scripts, and
93     update links from the main &quot;scripts&quot; page. I would propose it be a
94     subproject of the tools or base top level project. The scripts team would
95     need commit access to gentoo/xml/htdocs/proj/en/[base|tools]/scripts/.It
96     shouldn't increase the load on gentoo.org significantly.</p>
97 liquidx 1.2 <p>The scripts should be divided by type of task, for example sysadmin,
98     gentooadmin, misc, and internally well-commented. If there are enough then
99     it might be appropriate to have a search interface.</p>
100 liquidx 1.1 </div>
101     <div class="section" id="rationale">
102 g2boojum 1.4 <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id6" name="rationale">Rationale</a></h1>
103 liquidx 1.1 <p>A repository on gentoo.org would address the problem of not having a
104     central point where all the scripts reside; and as gentoo.org is
105     trusted by most gentoo users, it would also solve the problem of
106     running scripts without knowing their exact effect. Further trust
107     could be generated by having developers sign their scripts and
108     uploading the signatures in parallel.</p>
109     <p>Periodically, a snapshot could be taken of the repository, the scripts
110     QA'd, and a package made and distributed.</p>
111     <p>Having a well-publicised script repository would also ease major
112     changes to the distribution, and could be a first line of defence to
113     provide workarounds for security problems in packages.</p>
114     </div>
115     <div class="section" id="backwards-compatibility">
116 g2boojum 1.4 <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id7" name="backwards-compatibility">Backwards Compatibility</a></h1>
117 liquidx 1.1 <p>Not a problem for this GLEP.</p>
118     </div>
119     <div class="section" id="copyright">
120 g2boojum 1.4 <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id8" name="copyright">Copyright</a></h1>
121 liquidx 1.1 <p>This document has been placed in the public domain.</p>
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