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

Lukas Fleischer lfleischer at archlinux.org
Sun May 31 22:25:03 UTC 2015

On Mon, 01 Jun 2015 at 00:00:31, Gordian Edenhofer wrote:
> [...]
> > Why are checksums an issue? You can use the checksum of the correct
> > file. It doesn't match the checksum of the dummy file but I don't see
> > how that is an issue (it is even good since the user immediately 
> > notices
> > that something is wrong with the dummy file). Another possibility is 
> > to
> > tell makepkg to skip the integrity check.
> > 
> > > And *if* we go for solution 2, it should indeed be well-documented.
> > > 
> > > Best, Marcel
> > > 
> I am against dummy files and would even prefer dropping the patch in
> favor of a clean processing of files.

What do you mean by "clean processing of files"? I consider the version
with plausibility checks to be cleaner than the version without.

> Correct me if I am wrong but since the information is extracted from
> the .SRCINFO file, the package ttf-m-win8 should work just fine. The
> only problem is which files are delivered and which shell be
> downloaded. As things stand right now everything with "
> ://" or "lp:" in its filename is considered an URL and therefore the
> present of the file is not checked. This would potentially ignore cases
> where those files are omitted though not downloadable. However
> considering that this will help the vast majority where this schema
> fits, the minority of missing warnings are neglectable.

Sorry, but I do not follow your argument. The patch uses the same
mechanism as makepkg to check whether a file is local.

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