[aur-general] AUR4 refuses to accept *any* commit that doesn't have a .SRCINFO

Kyle Terrien kyleterrien at gmail.com
Tue May 26 03:17:04 UTC 2015

On 05/25/2015 07:15 PM, Doug Newgard wrote:
> On Mon, 25 May 2015 17:19:07 -0700
> Kyle Terrien <kyleterrien at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 1.  Is there any way to generate the .SRCINFO file without doing the
>> tar/untar workaround?
> mksrcinfo from pkgbuild-introspection-git. You can easily use it to add it to
> all commmits with git filter-branch --tree-filter

Wow!  I didn't know about mksrcinfo, but I'm definitely using it now.
And according to the manual, that git filter-branch command actually
modifies every commit in the repo.  I had no idea you could do that.
Git never ceases to amaze me.

>> 2.  Why is .SRCINFO even needed?  Why can't AUR parse the raw PKGBUILD?
> There are no decent bash parsers out there. To get real info, they would have
> to be sourced/executed, which is a huge security risk.

I wonder if Perl can parse it.  I'll have to try a couple of experiments

Thank you so much,

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