[aur-dev] tupkgupdate

Chris Brannon cmbrannon at cox.net
Tue Nov 11 19:13:24 EST 2008

"Aaron Griffin" <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com> writes:

> is related to the AUR backend daemon (tupkgupdate ?), which is in the
> AUR repository. A rewrite would be HUGELY appreciated.... the steps
> are simple: find new packages in upload dir, add to pacman DB, add to
> mysql DB. It's not all that hard, yet the current daemon runs through
> ALL packages when it does this, IIRC

I had a look at the tupkgupdate code.  The main source of I/O seems to be
the following loop:

a_files = pkgbuildsInTree(pkgbuild_dir)
for a_file in a_files:
  pkgname, ver, desc, url, depends, sources, category = \

infoFromPkgbuildFile forks and execs bash to process a PKGBUILD.

All of the code that deals with binary packages only extracts
information from filenames, as far as I can tell.

Would it be reasonable to use timestamps to determine which packages
have been updated?

-- Chris

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