[aur-dev] AUR 4.0.0 pre-alpha

Lukas Fleischer archlinux at cryptocrack.de
Tue Dec 30 15:26:08 UTC 2014

On Tue, 30 Dec 2014 at 15:56:12, Marcel Korpel wrote:
> * Lukas Fleischer <archlinux at cryptocrack.de> (Mon, 29 Dec 2014 22:01:45
> +0100):
> > The 4.0.0 release brings Git repositories to AUR packages. You can
> > test a pre-alpha version at aur-dev.archlinux.org
> Suggestion: when downloading a snapshot the file is always called
> 'master.tar.gz'. Can't this be renamed to $pkgbase.tar.gz? Now I have
> to rename the tarball myself each time I download a new snapshot
> (provided that users don't use git to clone a complete repository).

It is recommended to always use Git to fetch packages, unless you are in
an environment without a Git client (which is supposed to be a corner

If you do not want to import the full history, you can use shallow
clones (`git clone --depth 1`).

> If there's interest for this feature, I'm willing to create a patch
> myself (if no-one does this before me).

I do not think it requires a patch, maybe a rewrite rule is sufficient?

> Regards,
> Marcel

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