[aur-general] AUR 1.8.1 - Can No Longer Upload Packages

Lukas Fleischer archlinux at cryptocrack.de
Mon Mar 14 05:15:06 EDT 2011

On Sun, Mar 13, 2011 at 11:58:04PM -0400, Loui Chang wrote:
> On Sun 13 Mar 2011 20:44 -0700, Tony C wrote:
> > Apologies for the noise. AUR does not reject my package now after first
> > creating the directory name for the package I have. I do not ever
> > remember needing to create a special directory before. So I simply did
> > mkdir package-name and tar'd that up containing my source files.
> You need to follow the format created by makepkg --source.

Yeah, this check was introduced in commit ec0dfc27 [1], so it probably
should have occured with 1.8.0 as well. The weird thing is that he
actually created a package with `makepkg --source` which was rejected as
well. Shouldn't `makepkg --source` always tar(1) up the directory?

I'd also like to say that I really appreciate everybody's help but if
anyone would have glanced through the AUR package submission source code
(and it literally takes 3 minutes) [2], you would have noticed that the
contents of the PKGBUILD don't matter at all - the error occurs way
before it is even extracted. Don't get me wrong, I know that you all
just wanted to help and I don't want to accuse anyone, but this would
have been solved way faster (wasting less of your time, also) if anybody
would have checked that on a systematic basis instead of guessing

[1] http://projects.archlinux.org/aur.git/commit/?id=ec0dfc27
[2] http://projects.archlinux.org/aur.git/tree/web/html/pkgsubmit.php?id=ec0dfc27

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