[aur-general] TU application - Sponsored by Balló György

Xyne xyne at archlinux.ca
Tue Dec 10 17:14:45 EST 2013

On 2013-12-10 18:27 +0000
Martin Wimpress wrote:

> <a great application>
>Regards, Martin.


That is a very nice application. It leaves no doubt concerning your skill and
dedication (assuming that it's all true... Balló left carrying rubber gloves,
so I expect that he was thorough in vetting you). Having someone from upstream
maintain the MATE ecosystem would ensure a great user experience, and you are
clearly capable of maintaining the packages in a repo.

Your PKGBUILDs look good overall but I noticed two things. The first is the
absence of quoted variables (e.g $srcdir), but you mentioned that you wrote a
script to generate PKGBUILDs so perhaps that is a single, central fault?

The second is the absence of "prepare" functions. There are numerous packages
that modify existing source files  in the "build" and/or "package" functions
(e.g. several replace "python" with "python2"). All such modifications should
be done in a separate "prepare" function when possible.

Beyond that there were just a few niggles. For example, I wonder why you
check if the CARCH variable is empty in the brother-mfc7360n-lpr package [1].
The "arch" array restricts available architectures to x86_64 and i686, so the
warning doesn't make sense to me.

There are also some apparently inherited PKGBUILD issues, e.g. the missing
package function in nullmailer [2] but I presume those will be fixed whenever
the next update happens.


Btw, if anyone is interested, I have added a "maintainer" option to pbget
because I wanted to grep all of the PKGBUILDs (e.g. $ pbget --maintainer
flexiondotorg; grep -r --color -C 3 sed).

[1] https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/br/brother-mfc7360n-lpr/PKGBUILD
[2] https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/nullmailer/

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