[aur-general] Promoting use of .AURINFO

Jason St. John jstjohn at purdue.edu
Fri Jan 17 17:26:11 EST 2014

On Fri, Jan 17, 2014 at 8:08 AM, Lukas Fleischer
<archlinux at cryptocrack.de> wrote:
> On Fri, 17 Jan 2014 at 13:56:44, Peter Littmann wrote:
>> [...]
>> Could you please send more infos about mkaurball, the new format and if
>> this page in the wiki is still true:
>> https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/AUR_Metadata
> Wow, didn't know about that page. Thanks for the work.
> mkaurball is a tool written by Dave that should be used to build
> packages for the AUR in the future. It is included in the
> pkgbuild_reflection [1] repository (which might change some day, and
> there will be a package in the official Arch repositories). Basically,
> that script just calls `makepkg --source`, then generates .AURINFO and
> includes it in the source tarball.
>> What should be changed?
>> BTW: How to handle split packages?
> * The "depend" field has been renamed to "depends".
> * Split packages are supported by mkaurball and by .AURINFO but not by
>   the AUR yet. That means that you will be able to create a valid source
>   tarball with valid meta data using mkaurball but the AUR will simply
>   reject such packages. I am working on a solution. There might be
>   support for split packages in the AUR soon.
> [1] https://github.com/falconindy/pkgbuild_reflection

I just created an AUR package for pkgbuild_reflection.

Dave or Lukas, feel free to orphan and adopt this package, if you want.



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