[arch-general] Post-packaging modification tool

Magnus Therning magnus at therning.org
Tue Apr 28 21:02:05 UTC 2015

On Tue, Apr 28, 2015 at 07:18:12PM +0200, Sebastiaan Lokhorst wrote:
> 2015-04-28 18:50 GMT+02:00 Magnus Therning <magnus at therning.org>:
> > I have a large set of already packages (300+) that I'd like to make
> > some minor modifications to the meta data in.  Since it takes a few
> > hours to build them all I'd prefer to avoid dong that.  So, is there
> > a tool out there that allows me to make some minor changes to the meta
> > data of a package?
> >
> A package is just a tar.xz, so you can simply unzip it, edit the .PKGINFO
> file, and zip it again. (I think)

I've opened one and taken a look inside and there are checksums for
all files in it, including the .PKGINFO.  So I'm guessing that just
editing the .PKGINFO isn't enough.  Not that much of a problem though,
but if someone else has already solved it I'd rather borrowing that
solution :)


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