[aur-general] pkgbuild - suggestion

Eli Schwartz eschwartz93 at gmail.com
Thu Feb 18 00:50:40 UTC 2016

On 02/17/2016 05:11 PM, Jozef Riha wrote:
> 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.
> j

As you rightly pointed out, that is the job of the AUR *maintainer*.

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Eli Schwartz

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