[arch-projects] [dbscripts] [PATCH 0/5] Be less tightly coupled with SVN

Luke Shumaker lukeshu at lukeshu.com
Sun Jun 24 03:26:30 UTC 2018

On Fri, 22 Jun 2018 15:49:19 -0400,
Luke Shumaker wrote:
> On Fri, 22 Jun 2018 12:52:04 -0400,
> Eli Schwartz wrote:
> >                                                                     and
> > IMHO also has a lot more code clarity than a mini awk program reading
> > from pacman's technically undocumented database format (makepkg/PKGBUILD
> > is quite well documented, I'm not sure we make any guarantees about the
> > database format except that libalpm can read it).
> For what it's worth, the added AWK program is very similar to the one
> already in `sourceballs`.

Come to think of it, would you be happier with a Python program using
pyalpm to parse it?

libalpm doesn't offer a convenient way to say "please parse this .db
file", but I think that can be worked around by synthesizing a config
that has a repo pointing to it via a "Server=file:///..." setting.

Happy hacking,
~ Luke Shumaker

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