[arch-general] makepkg patch - generate .SRCINFO file when running "--source"

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Mon Aug 2 11:16:08 EDT 2010

On Mon, Aug 2, 2010 at 10:03 AM, vlad <vla at uni-bonn.de> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 02, 2010 at 08:49:11AM -0400, Loui Chang wrote:
>> On Tue 27 Jul 2010 15:25 +0200, vlad wrote:
>> > Here is a patch against makepkg from git which introduces a new function
>> > "write_srcinfo()". This generates a file .SRCINFO - like the .PKGINFO
>> > one - when "makepkg --source" is run and then it is added to the src.tar.gz
>> > archive.
>> > I think having such a file is an important step for getting split
>> > packages to the AUR. It is also useful for third party applications.
>> > Since this file is generated during making the source archive, there
>> > is no need for parsing/sourcing the PKGBUILD everytime meta infos are
>> > needed afterwards.
>> > This is also a way of standardizing the source archive.
>> >
>> > .SRCINFO looks like (generated for gcc from core):
>> Nice. :D This is something that I had been brainstorming too.
> Hehe, that's why I did it. I wanted to give this a push.
>> You should submit it to the pacman-dev list and/or the pacman bug
>> tracker.
> Is pacman-dev public or open for non-devs?

Public, but you have to sign up.


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