[aur-general] Promoting use of .AURINFO

Lukas Fleischer archlinux at cryptocrack.de
Fri Jan 17 05:53:58 EST 2014

On Fri, 17 Jan 2014 at 03:11:54, Dave Reisner wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 06:31:40PM -0500, Dave Reisner wrote:
> > On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 08:52:46PM +0100, Lukas Fleischer wrote:
> > > 3) duplicate a lot of stuff in the pkgname section, even if it's
> > >    identical to what is listed in the pkgbase section.
> > 
> > That shouldn't be the case. What package were you looking at that shows
> > this in the .AURINFO?  The goal is that pkgbase section provides the
> > bulk of the metadata -- the individual pkgname sections are only
> > overrides and supplements. The GetMergedPackage def in the python parser
> > illustrates how the base and "overlay" create each output package.
> Nevermind this -- I found cases where this happens. Fixed locally, just
> need to write some regression tests.

Great! I just submitted some patches to the AUR to add support for the
new format and add a deprecation warning for packages not containing any
meta data [1].

[1] https://mailman.archlinux.org/pipermail/aur-dev/2014-January/002616.html

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