[aur-general] Promoting use of .AURINFO

Jan Alexander Steffens jan.steffens at gmail.com
Mon Jan 13 12:08:52 EST 2014

On Mon, Jan 13, 2014 at 6:03 PM, Martti Kühne <mysatyre at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 13, 2014 at 4:26 PM, Lukas Fleischer
> <archlinux at cryptocrack.de> wrote:
> [...]
>> So, you're basically evaluating all PKGBUILD variables on the client
>> side, then print them into a file called "PKGBUILD.gen"? That's exactly
>> what .AURINFO is, except it has another file name.
> Except in my idea, delivering the original PKGBUILD would become
> superfluous. You have a full egg with .AURINFO, so why would you still
> want to provide the chicken?

It's not a full egg. You can't pre-evaluate the functions, which might
use arbitrarily named, system-dependent, and conditionally defined

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