[aur-general] Proofreading request

ponder at creshal.de ponder at creshal.de
Tue Aug 27 07:28:03 EDT 2013

On 08/26/2013 11:17 PM, Clément Junca wrote:
> Hello,
> Could someone have a look at the attached package, please ? It's my first
> AUR package written from scratch.
> I've packaged the script Feather written in Python2 by Dan Rue to handle
> backups with tarsnap (https://github.com/danrue/feather).
> It contains some difficulties for a beginner: sources from github, a patch
> to correct Python executable name and a custom licence. I would be glad to
> have a seasoned packager looking at it.
> Running namcap gives two warnings:
>   feather-git W: Dependency included and not needed ('tarsnap')
>   feather-git W: Dependency included and not needed ('python2-yaml')
> since namcap probably can't notice their usage as a system call and as a
> Python library.
> Best regards,

I would also add LICENSE to the source array, that way makepkg will
symlink it into $srcdir for you (and you don't have to do fragile stuff
like ../../LICENSE). Generally I'd also cd into $srcdir/$_gitname in
pgkver() and build().

I'm feeling a bit uneasy about putting the config file straight to /etc,
since it's clearly meant as an example. I'd maybe put it into
/usr/share/$pkgname and state in the .install that the user may copy and
modify it from there to where ever s/he likes it.
Or as an alternative, one could not ship a config file at all and just
put the README (which contains an example config) to
/usr/share/doc/$pkgname and point the user to it during .install.

I'll attach .diffs containing my suggestions.
Then again, I'm a packaging newb myself, so I'd also like to hear from
someone with experience.

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