[aur-dev] What should AURv4 helpers do to get packages?

Lukas Fleischer lfleischer at archlinux.org
Wed Jun 10 12:05:23 UTC 2015

On Wed, 10 Jun 2015 at 07:52:09, Lukas Fleischer wrote:
> On Wed, 10 Jun 2015 at 04:30:15, Rémy Marquis wrote:
> > [...]
> > Some AUR helpers (cower, aurget, ..) currently rely in this URLPath field
> > for retrieving the correct tarball.
> > 
> > It would be very useful to allow backward compatibility with the RPC
> > interface v3, at least for the time being.
> > 
> How? The new snapshot tarballs are not source tarballs (they contain a
> different directory structure), so there is no point in pretending that
> the tarball feature still works.

Looks like I was mistaken about the directory structure. cgit does
indeed create subdirectories with the branch name. I will add the field
back for compatibility, however using it is not recommended.

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