[arch-general] makepkg devel_check svn issue

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Mon Aug 23 06:16:44 EDT 2010

On Mon, Aug 23, 2010 at 3:37 AM, Andrea Fagiani <andfagiani at gmail.com> wrote:
>  Hello,
> A little background :
> when updating a svn package with makepkg, svn info gets called (in the
> devel_check function) and then the "Last Changed Rev" extracted from its
> output and $pkgver updated accordingly.
> However, while compiling stjerm-svn [1] (which I maintain in the AUR, btw) I
> end up with a package that has pkgver=256 , but the actual revision checked
> out by svn is 262.
> I suspect it may be due to the fact that rev 257 created a new branch (you
> can find the repository here) [2].
> This could be easily fixed by considering the "Revision" value (instead of
> "Last Changed Rev") in the svn info output.
> Question is, is this the desired behavior or did I just stumble into a bug
> (and should, therefore, report it) ?

If we used the checked out revision, every change in any
branch/directory of a repository would cause the version to be bumped
which is less than ideal. Using the "Last Changed Rev" value should be
a unique identifier of a revision that is not as volatile.


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