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

Marcel Korpel marcel.korpel at gmail.com
Thu May 28 11:34:35 UTC 2015

* Νῖκος Θεοδώρου <ntheo1979 at gmail.com> (Thu, 28 May 2015 14:23:41
> On Thu, 28 May 2015 13:14:11 +0200
> Marcel Korpel <marcel.korpel at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I think we should wait until [1] gets merged into that project: then
>> that file could serve as a default .gitignore file for future AUR
>> packages.
> Wouldn't it be just easier to recommend that one
> a) edit the PKGBUILD
> b) run makepkg -g and change the sums in the PKGBUILD

You can do this automatically by running updpkgsums.

> b) run makepkg in order to build the package
> c) run pacman -U in order to install the package (if the maintainer
> actually uses it)
> d) delete (by hand) unnecessary files and directories and then
> e) git add . etc in order to update?
> I mean, isn't .gitignore an unnecessary complication? No one will want
> to keep src/ and pkg/ etc after they are done anyway. Since they will
> delete them after (e), they might as well do it before (e). Just my
> opinion.

That depends on the workflow of the maintainer. I like to let those
files stick around, so I can easily downgrade a package when necessary
without redownloading and/or rebuilding sources.

Especially VCS sources (mentioned in my other mail) shouldn't be
deleted, resulting in downloading the complete tree over and over again.

What do others do?

Best, Marcel

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