[arch-dev-public] Useful scripts

Roman Kyrylych roman.kyrylych at gmail.com
Tue Jul 31 07:32:58 EDT 2007

2007/7/31, Travis Willard <travis at archlinux.org>:
> Hey guys,
> Just threw together a couple of useful scripts, and I figured I may as
> well share.
> Note of warning!!  Do not use these scripts on any PKGBUILDs you don't
> trust!  They source every PKGBUILD to obtain the information - if a
> single PKGBUILD has rm -rf ~ you'd lose your home directory.  You've
> been warned. ;)  (of course you could run it in a sandbox as well, but
> yeah.)
> find-deps:
> This one finds all PKGBUILD files located in any subdirs of $(pwd), and
> finds any and all packages that depend on the command line argument.
> Very useful when searching for packages that might need a rebuild when
> you're updating a lib - just run it in your cvs directory and it'll go
> and find everything that lists your pkg as a dep.
> find-bad-licenses:
> This one also finds all PKGBUILD files located in any subdirs of
> $(pwd), and analyses all entries in the license array.  If the license
> isn't one located in /usr/share/licenses/common, and it doesn't start
> with 'custom', then the package and its invalid license are output to
> stdout.  Also, if no license is defined, it outputs this info to stdout
> as well.
> At the moment, it doesn't check the validity of custom licenses, but it
> does its job well; I've also attached the list it generates when run
> against extra/community/unstable.  It's a long list - almost 2k
> invalid/non-existent licenses.
> I intend to go through what repos I have access to (extra, unstable,
> community) sometime in the near future (probably within the next couple
> of months) and clean up this license situation - we really need to get
> consistent with these things.
> Anyway, if you can get any use from my scripts, please do. ;)

Aaron, Dan, are they worth the place in pacman's contrib/ directory?

Roman Kyrylych (Роман Кирилич)

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