[aur-general] Fwd: [pacman-dev] Help adding support for BZR, CVZ, DARCS to makepkg

Dave Reisner d at falconindy.com
Mon Jul 23 08:36:14 EDT 2012

Forwarding to aur-general, as there's likely a larger corpus of people
who could potentially be affected by this...

Allan's a bit overly dramatic about this -- the current (old) PKGBUILDs
will continue to mostly work, but I would expect that they'll break in
quiet and interesting ways (e.g. pkgver won't be updated).

----- Forwarded message from Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> -----

> Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2012 21:57:34 +1000
> From: Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org>
> To: Discussion list for pacman development <pacman-dev at archlinux.org>
> Subject: [pacman-dev] Help adding support for BZR, CVZ, DARCS to makepkg
> On my VCS branch, makepkg now supports git, svn and hg.  That accounts
> for ~91.5% of all VCS PKGBUILDs in the AUR.  Here are rough AUR package
> counts for those that are interested:
> git: 4002
> svn: 1771
> hg: 498
> bzr: 364
> cvs: 186
> darcs: 29
> I will write the code to add bzr, cvs and darcs support back, but I need
> help given I know nothing about these systems.
> What I will need:
> 1) How to checkout a repo to a given folder
> 2) What url "fragments" need supported (e.g. git can build from a
> branch, tag or commit; svn can build from a given revision).
> 3) How to create a working copy of the checked out repo (i.e. "copy" the
> primary checkout folder) and how to get it to the specified
> branch/tag/commit/whatever.  That can be in all one step.
> makepkg will not support these protocols with pacman-4.1 if I don't get
> that information (or someone else does not provide a patch).
> Allan

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