[arch-projects] [ABS] [PATCH 1/2] Update bzr, git, hg and svn protos for pacman 4.1

Maxime Gauduin alucryd at gmail.com
Tue Oct 8 06:02:02 EDT 2013

On Tue, 2013-10-08 at 11:55 +0200, Thomas Bächler wrote:
> Am 08.10.2013 11:40, schrieb Maxime Gauduin:
> > On Tue, 2013-10-08 at 11:11 +0200, Thomas Bächler wrote:
> >> Am 08.10.2013 11:03, schrieb Allan McRae:
> >>> Not sure if anyone is actually dealing with ABS patches these days, but
> >>> I would prefer just removing these prototypes altogether.  VCS packages
> >>> are not particularly special these days.
> >>
> >> And yet, people are still submitting PKGBUILDs to AUR based on the old
> >> broken prototypes. And there is a lack of examples.
> >>
> >>
> > 
> > It's true they are not much different from regular PKGBUILDs now. The
> > new source array capabilities and pkgver() function (just realized I
> > forgot to add the pkgver line in the protos, will correct that if we
> > keep those protos) are well documented on [1]. Maybe we could drop the
> > bzr, git, hg and svn protos and keep only cvs and darcs until they are
> > supported in pacman as well.
> We could add a single prototype called PKGBUILD-everything.proto that
> contains examples for all special source array features in one
> prototype. That would make much more sense in my opinion.

Just PKGBUILD.proto may be a better choice. Either way, I'll compile the
info on the VCS wiki and produce a new patch along those lines.
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