[aur-general] Proofreading request

ponder at creshal.de ponder at creshal.de
Tue Aug 27 07:43:20 EDT 2013

On 08/27/2013 01:28 PM, ponder at creshal.de wrote:
> 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.

... I'm pretty sure I really attached them. Here they go again.

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