[aur-dev] AUR 2.1.0 released

kachelaqa kachelaqa at gmail.com
Mon Mar 18 16:41:37 EDT 2013

On 18/03/13 19:18, Lukas Fleischer wrote:
> Changes since 2.0.1:
> * pkgsubmit.php: Parse .AURINFO metadata.
> .AURINFO files can now be included in source packages to overwrite
> specific PKGBUILD fields. .AURINFO files are parsed line by line. The
> syntax for each line is "key = value", where key is any of the following
> field names:
> * pkgname
> * pkgver
> * pkgdesc
> * url
> * license
> * depend
> Multiple "depend" lines can be specified to add multiple dependencies.

I've read a couple of threads [1][2] relating to this topic, and I am 
puzzled by the idea of using .AURINFO files to "overwrite" PKGBUILD 
fields. What is the use case for this? It seems completely different to 
the idea behind .SRCINFO files. Have there been some other discussions 
on this topic that I've missed?

[2] https://mailman.archlinux.org/pipermail/aur-dev/2013-March/002392.html

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