[arch-general] makepkg devel_check svn issue

Andrea Fagiani andfagiani at gmail.com
Mon Aug 23 06:49:41 EDT 2010

  On 08/23/2010 12:16 PM, Dan McGee wrote:
> 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.
> -Dan
Ok, thanks for the clarification. I've sorted it out in the PKGBUILD.


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