[aur-general] pkgbuild - suggestion

Bruno Pagani bruno.pagani at ens-lyon.org
Wed Feb 17 22:15:14 UTC 2016


Le 17/02/2016 23:11, Jozef Riha a écrit :
> hello,
> 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.

They are already packages doing this sort of things
but I don’t think it’s a good idea in general.

As you said, they are already notification for packages updates from
upstream, auto-updating PKGBUILD has a lot of issues (among them,
security indeed, but also it goes against KISS for me).

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