[arch-general] Post-packaging modification tool

Magnus Therning magnus at therning.org
Tue Apr 28 21:04:30 UTC 2015

On Tue, Apr 28, 2015 at 03:19:25PM -0500, Eli Schwartz wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 28, 2015 at 12:18 PM, Sebastiaan Lokhorst <
> sebastiaanlokhorst at gmail.com> 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)
> >
> Alternatively, if the PKGBUILD is updated makepkg has an option to
> --repackage without redoing build()
> Editing .PKGINFO might be faster, but repackaging is the "correct" way to
> do it, for however much that's worth.

That might be the easiest way, unless someone's already written a tool
that solves the problem.


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