[aur-general] Questions from a new TU

Loui Chang louipc.ist at gmail.com
Sun Apr 12 21:26:56 EDT 2009

On Sun, Apr 12, 2009 at 11:23:07PM +0200, Xyne wrote:
> Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
> > The .PKGINFO file is created by makepkg and compressed inside the 
> > package.  When you upload a package to the server, this file is 
> > extracted and an entry is made for the pacman database using this 
> > information.  So any change that alters the .PKGINFO file or any 
> > installed files requires a new binary upload.  Have a look at a PKGINFO 
> > file and note there are very few things that you can change without 
> > uploading a new package.
> I know where the .PKGINFO is stored... I was just hoping that the
> server would be "smart" enough to handle changes that don't  really
> require a package rebuild, e.g. extract .PKGINFO, update it, re-insert
> it. Uploading 600 MB * 2 in this case to change a package description
> just seems silly.
> Who's mostly in charge of handling such things? Maybe I can help out a
> bit with some scripts or whatever (resumable uploads would also be
> good, for instance).

You could start by looking at devtools. The community repo will be using
that system in the near future.

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