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

Doug Newgard scimmia at archlinux.info
Tue May 26 03:27:28 UTC 2015

On Mon, 25 May 2015 23:05:11 -0400
Kyle <kyle at gmx.ca> wrote:

> According to Doug Newgard:
> # 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.
> In that case, why can PKGBUILD, which is already a bash script, not just
> source .SRCINFO, which has its fields in roughly the same format? There
> just has to be a better method of getting all the right information into
> the right places without duplicating all the metadata.
> Sent from my golf bag

Because the fields are in no way in the same format whatsoever.

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