[aur-general] [HEADS-UP] Meta data and split package support in the AUR

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Mon Apr 7 06:37:19 EDT 2014

Am 05.04.2014 14:38, schrieb Lukas Fleischer:
> AUR 3.0.0 will be able to read metadata from source packages. These
> metadata will be read from a file called .AURINFO (contained in the
> source tarball). Dave wrote several tools [1], including mkaurball which
> can be used to automatically build a source tarball with metadata so you
> don't need to worry about creating this file on your own.

What is the reason that such metadata cannot be generated with `makepkg
--source`? We would need to call it .METAINFO or so instead of .AURINFO,
but otherwise I don't see why we need yet another tool for it.

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