[aur-general] Confusing over .AURINFO usage

member graysky graysky at archlinux.us
Sat May 4 11:01:55 EDT 2013

On Sat, May 4, 2013 at 10:54 AM, Lukas Fleischer
<archlinux at cryptocrack.de>wrote:

> >
> > I created ./.AURINFO which contains a single line:
> >
> >  pkgdesc = NVIDIA drivers for linux-ck.
> >
> > I ran `makepkg --source` to gen the AUR package but found no traces of
> > the .AURINFO file therein.  Unsurprisingly, the AUR did not pickup on
> > this when I uploaded the corresponding nvidia-ck-313.30-5.src.tar.gz
> > package.  Are users expected to manually add .AURINFO to the
> > src.tar.gz post makepkg?
> As you can guess from the name, .AURINFO is AUR specific. Thus it is not
> added by makepkg(8). You can add it manually -- make sure you put it
> into the subdirectory, though.
> Of course, we aim at creating meta data automatically at some point, so
> feel free to come up with something that parses source packages,
> generates .AURINFO and adds them to the tarball.
Thanks, I get it.  This definitely seems like something makepkg should
detect and handle automatically    Are the .AURINFO files here to stay?

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