[aur-general] pkgbuild - suggestion

Jozef Riha jose1711 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 17 22:11:03 UTC 2016


this might not be a perfect place to propose new things to pkgbuild but
otoh it does affect pkgbuild and does make sense for aur packages. my point
is: at the moment the only way that the aur maintainers learn about
upstream version bump is either by a user notification system (flags on
aur) or some external (rss for instance) checks. this may work to some
extent but wouldn't it be nice if the checking function would be the part
of the pkgbuild (a new function alongside prepare(), build(), package()..)
and this function would be invoked by an aur wrapper such as yaourt?

the implementation probably would not be trivial due to security concerns
but in the end, maybe having a possibility to process an html page with a
regex or read rss would be a good start.


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