[aur-general] Ho to update .SRCINFO without creating a tarball?

Jonathan Arnold jdarnold at buddydog.org
Wed May 27 19:18:43 UTC 2015

On Wed, 27 May 2015 16:25:13 +0200
Marcel Korpel <marcel.korpel at gmail.com> wrote:

> * Jonathan Arnold <jdarnold at buddydog.org> (Wed, 27 May 2015 07:56:20
> -0400):
> > I'd be happy if there was at least a reasonable description
> > of .SCRINFO on the wiki. There's a glossy version here:
> > 
> > https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Arch_User_Repository#AUR_metadata
> > 
> > But there should be more, given that it is so important. It should
> > have its own page, like PKGBUILD does.
> Why do you need such a description? It just contains the metadata in
> PKGBUILD and you really shouldn't create or change it yourself.
> Best, Marcel

Well, for one, there's no mention on the wiki on how to generate this
file. For another, it seems pretty easy to generate by hand, as the
description indicates (nowhere does it say it gets generated).

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