[aur-dev] [aur-general] [HEADS-UP] Meta data and split package support in the AUR

Lukas Fleischer archlinux at cryptocrack.de
Sun Jul 27 05:20:23 EDT 2014

On Sat, 05 Apr 2014 at 14:38:44, Lukas Fleischer wrote:
> [...]
> 1. We can drop the PKGBUILD parser from the AUR. The parser will still
>    be available in the upcoming release but it will be marked as
>    deprecated and a warning will be displayed whenever someone tries to
>    upload a source tarball without metadata.

Note that this will happen in the next release which will be tagged next
week. So if anyone is still using the old PKGBUILD parser, please switch
to using .AURINFO now.

> 2. We can implement other things that were blocked by the AUR PKGBUILD
>    parser being incomplete and inaccurate. Specifically, the next
>    release will support split packages.
> Things that are on our TODO list:
> * Test the new AUR code. The split package code is still experimental.
> * Fix and extend the AUR RPC interface.
> * Test Dave's pkgbuild-introspection.
> * Move pkgbuild-introspection (or at least mkaurball) to [community].
> It would also be nice to get metadata generation integrated into makepkg
> so that people no longer need to install mkaurball to generate source
> tarballs for the AUR.
> Regards,
> Lukas
> [1] https://github.com/falconindy/pkgbuild-introspection

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