I maintain my AUR packages in https://github.com/ido/packages-archlinux, under a subdirectory called "aur", with each PKGBUILD in its own folder under that "aur" folder. So, for example, ceph-git is in $WORKDIR/aur/ceph-git/PKGBUILD...
To migrate this to AUR 4.0 per-package git repositories, I used git subtree and git filter-branch (to get around that pesky server-side update hook that looks for a valid .SRCINFO).
0) It does all of its work in a temp dir (/tmp/importaur4.XXXXX by default; export TMPDIR=$HOME/ to do it in your $HOME for example). It clones a fresh copy of the upstream one-big-git-repository (use file:/// if you want to do this from a local repo). It accepts two arguments: $1 = URL to repo to git clone, $2 = subdirectory relative path from workdir root. Warning: Use ssh-add/ssh-agent to add your AUR ssh key otherwise you will have to do a lot of typing! 1) It uses git subtree split to split out packages into their own branches (this works much like git filter-branch --subdirectory-filter). 2) It uses the code from pkgbuild-introspection to create a SRCINFO file. 3) It uses git filter-branch --tree-filter to copy in the .SRCINFO it generated for any commits on the per-package branches that do not already have a .SRCINFO file in them. 4) It uses git push to push the per-package branches (aur4/$pkgbase) to the master branch on the aur-dev server. 5) It creates a "superproject" git repository for you in /tmp/importaur4.XXXX/ to track all of your per-package repos in one place, which has git submodules for each per-package repository. This is for convenience and is located in /tmp/importaur4.XXXX/aur4-superproject.
Please send pull requests for any improvements you make; I wrote this quickly with the intent of using it for my own packages. It fails on some repositories, mostly due to the server-side update hook in AUR4 right now. Example failures shown below.
The script is located at: https://github.com/ido/packages-archlinux/blob/master/bin/import-to-aur4.sh
Problem 1: blobs larger than 100kB are rejected by aur-dev...so they don't get imported by this script. This is problematic for kernel packages with inline patches.
+ git push ssh+git://firstname.lastname@example.org:2222/linux-lts-tresor.git/ aur4/linux-lts-tresor:master Counting objects: 33, done. Delta compression using up to 8 threads. Compressing objects: 100% (32/32), done. Writing objects: 100% (33/33), 53.36 KiB | 0 bytes/s, done. Total 33 (delta 16), reused 6 (delta 1) remote: error: The following error occurred when parsing commit remote: error: 22828bff8f2c9890b386e8584a927e64507fe6c1: remote: error: maximum blob size (100kB) exceeded remote: error: hook declined to update refs/heads/master To ssh+git://email@example.com:2222/linux-lts-tresor.git/ ! [remote rejected] aur4/linux-lts-tresor -> master (hook declined)
--- Problem 2: The AUR4 update hook is poorly written, it compares a string to an int when looking at the pkginfo['epoch'], so packages with an epoch set fail to pass the update hook.
Failed to setup-repo ceph-git ... maybe it already exists? + git push ssh+git://firstname.lastname@example.org:2222/ceph-git.git/ aur4/ceph-git:master Counting objects: 35, done. Delta compression using up to 8 threads. Compressing objects: 100% (25/25), done. Writing objects: 100% (35/35), 7.48 KiB | 0 bytes/s, done. Total 35 (delta 17), reused 14 (delta 10) remote: Traceback (most recent call last): remote: File "hooks/update", line 212, in <module> remote: save_srcinfo(srcinfo, db, cur, user) remote: File "hooks/update", line 45, in save_srcinfo remote: if 'epoch' in pkginfo and pkginfo['epoch'] > 0: remote: TypeError: unorderable types: str() > int() remote: error: hook declined to update refs/heads/master To ssh+git://email@example.com:2222/ceph-git.git/ ! [remote rejected] aur4/ceph-git -> master (hook declined)
On Mon, Dec 29, 2014 at 8:12 PM, Ido Rosen firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
If you follow the pattern I do, of having a directory within your git repository (I call mine "aur") that contains directories named after each package's $pkgbase (or $pkgname if not a split package), then I should be able to post my script here (after I've tested it a little more on aur-dev) later tonight.
On Mon, Dec 29, 2014 at 8:04 PM, Phillip Smith email@example.com wrote:
On 30 December 2014 at 11:54, Ido Rosen firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
git help subtree.
My git-fu is weak beyond add/commit/push/pull. Looks a little complex: http://makingsoftware.wordpress.com/2013/02/16/using-git-subtrees-for-reposi...
Perhaps we should develop some kind of migration script to assist?