[aur-general] Fields like 'GitRepoPath' in AUR RPC results

Johannes Löthberg johannes at kyriasis.com
Mon Jul 27 10:04:42 UTC 2015

On 27/07, Sascha Shaw wrote:
>Am 27. Juli 2015 01:13:13 MESZ, schrieb "Johannes Löthberg" <johannes at kyriasis.com>:
>>On 27/07, Chi Hsuan Yen wrote:
>>>Seems the RPC node does not support such a field. Does that mean
>>>hardcoded paths are the only option? For example
>>Lukas was against adding a field for it, so yes.
>I don't understand the purpose of this field. It contains no 
>information. You already know the package name, the aur URL and the 
>fact, that they all end with .git. Is this just in case the AUR starts 
>working differently over night?

There are two usecases:

1) The git URLs change on the Arch AUR instance in the future, and thus 
everything has to be changed to use the new one. Not that big of a deal, 
but still eh.

2) It will be more work to get AUR helpers to work for other AUR 
instances. With the field you would only need a config option for the 
RPC interface, and then you'd get everything from it.

  Johannes Löthberg
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