[aur-general] Promoting use of .AURINFO

Lukas Fleischer archlinux at cryptocrack.de
Mon Jan 13 04:57:28 EST 2014

On Mon, 13 Jan 2014 at 02:36:03, Jerome Leclanche wrote:
> I don't fully understand the logic in currently having an .AURINFO
> instead of defining the .SRCINFO format right now and have a tool
> generating those for the time being (since it'll likely be the same
> format as .PKGINFO). It can go in makepkg later.

Because the requirements for such a .SRCINFO are much higher than the
requirements for what we need in the AUR. For example, it needs to
support split packages. Feel free to come up with a format that is
general enough to be accepted as official .SRCINFO and send patches to
pacman-dev, though.

> J. Leclanche
> On Sun, Jan 12, 2014 at 11:12 PM, Lukas Fleischer
> <archlinux at cryptocrack.de> wrote:
> > On Sun, 12 Jan 2014 at 23:49:39, Justin Dray wrote:
> >> [...]
> >> It might also be a good idea to write out what fields are available and
> >> their purpose on the wiki similar to the PKGBUILD page (
> >> https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/PKGBUILD) and perhaps link to it from
> >> the AUR user guidelines page? It will be forgotten by most packagers if the
> >> only information about it is a commit message and a mailing list thread.
> >
> > That is what I suggested in the initial mail.
> >
> >>
> >> Regards,
> >> Justin Dray
> >> E: justin at dray.be
> >> M: 0433348284

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