[aur-general] PKGBUILD URL has changed

Lukas Fleischer archlinux at cryptocrack.de
Sun Feb 27 10:10:12 EST 2011

On Sat, Feb 26, 2011 at 04:37:19PM -0500, Justin Davis wrote:
> I just wanted to let AUR helper authors (or other AUR enthusiasts)
> know that the PKGBUILD URL has changed on the AUR. All AUR helpers
> should update your code. I knew the AUR was updated recently but I did
> not realize that the URLs were changed for PKGBUILDs until I looked
> carefully at the AUR and the new patches. I found out earlier today
> and wanted to help others who might wonder why their AUR software
> slowly starts to break.
> The old scheme was: /packages/<name>/<name>/PKGBUILD
> The new scheme is: /packages/<name>/PKGBUILD
> Fun facts: Packages that were uploaded before the change still have an
> extracted package directory (/packages/<name>/<name>). The old
> packages also have a copy of their PKGBUILD in the new location.This
> means they have a PKGBUILD in both locations. Once a package is
> uploaded the old package directory is deleted so only one PKGBUILD
> remains (/packages/<name>/PKBUILD). So all packages uploaded after the
> change use the new PKGBUILD URLs.

Those leftover files from the old extraction scheme should be gone now.

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