[aur-general] Tarball Guidelines

Ray Rashif schiv at archlinux.org
Wed Dec 8 11:38:02 CET 2010

On 8 December 2010 16:38, KESHAV P.R. <skodabenz at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 8, 2010 at 03:16, Ray Rashif <schiv at archlinux.org> wrote:
>> On 8 December 2010 03:47, keenerd <keenerd at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Here are some of my favorites.  And some stats about what is in the AUR.
>>> -Kyle
>>> http://kmkeen.com
>> You could also try the following:
>> * PKGBUILDs with executable bit set
>> * Install scriptlets with executable bit set
>> * One or more included files from source array if it's a URL
> I am not a TU but I maintain all my PKGBUILDs
> http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?SeB=m&K=skodabenz in a git repo
> in an ntfs partition so that I can edit even in windows (of course
> makepkg --source needs arch). Any damn file created in the ntfs
> partition gets executable bit set. There is a ntfs-3g mount option to
> disable executable bit for all files but I am not using it as I use
> some bash scripts which I run from that partition itself instead of
> copying to home/desktop dir. Just my suggestion.

I'm well aware of that, because I myself have the bulk of my files on
an NTFS. I requested the check solely for informational purposes.

On 8 December 2010 17:24, Isaac Dupree <ml at isaac.cedarswampstudios.org> wrote:
> Is there any legitimate use of an executable bit in a package?

No. None of the files are meant to be executed. Having proper file
permissions is just good practice, that's all.

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