[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:
> 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  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.
>  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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