[aur-general] pkgbuild - suggestion

Florian Bruhin me at the-compiler.org
Thu Feb 18 05:39:39 UTC 2016

* Eli Schwartz <eschwartz93 at gmail.com> [2016-02-17 19:50:40 -0500]:
> 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*.
> Check out urlwatch...

Oh, interesting. I wrote
http://git.the-compiler.org/webdiff/tree/webdiff some while ago
because I couldn't find anything like that, but urlwatch sounds like a
bit more powerful. Definitely need to check it out!


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