[aur-dev] .SRCINFO: handling of commits lacking an update and in general
scimmia at archlinux.info
Sun Jul 26 14:00:05 UTC 2015
On Sun, 26 Jul 2015 14:48:04 +0200
Peter Mattern <pmattern at arcor.de> wrote:
> Considering the short time AUR 4 is in use the number of commits lacking
> an update of .SRCINFO seems to be rather high.
> The resulting problem is a cosmetic one only as the actual PKGBUILD
> functionality isn't affected but only the package's web page not updated
> Yet I wonder whether it would be helpful to reject commits lacking the
> update of .SRCINFO if feasible.
Please don't. What about commits that make changes to the PKGBUILD but require
no changes to .SRCINFO?
> Actually I wonder as well whether it wouldn't even be better to not have
> .SRCINFO written by the packagers before uploading a commit but by
> aurweb when commits are received.
> This would ensure that problems like the one stated above can't happen
> and I for one couldn't figure a downside so far.
The downside is that running random bash scripts (PKGBUILDs) on the server is an
unacceptable security risk. That's the entire reason these metadata files were
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