[aur-dev] [PATCH] git-update: Check for missing install and source files

Lukas Fleischer lfleischer at archlinux.org
Mon Jun 1 07:14:20 UTC 2015

On Mon, 01 Jun 2015 at 00:48:23, Gordian Edenhofer wrote:
> [...]
> Having a dummy file in the git repo and the true file for the checksum
> is somewhat odd. Using SKIP is also not a true alternative IMHO.

True. Missing source files are somewhat odd, too, though. You could
argue that pretending to have those files is even more odd, but as you
already mentioned, only a very small number of packages is affected.
The benefit of reducing the number of forgotten files in all other
packages is likely to be much higher than the advantage of not having to
use dummy files.

> [...]
> This kind of check would see files which are named e.g. lp:foo as not
> missing even if they are.

Sure, we only check local files and lp:foo is a remote file. Checking
remote sources is something that we cannot do properly.

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