[aur-general] AUR hook: "missing source files"

Doug Newgard scimmia at archlinux.info
Mon May 2 16:39:14 UTC 2016

On Mon, 2 May 2016 17:14:08 +0100
Eric Engestrom <eric at engestrom.ch> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I wrote a package for the Coverity [1] scan build tool, but they require
> manual download of their tarball, hidden behind a login [2]. Because
> of that, my `source` array contains a filename with no URL, as you're
> meant to download it manually and build the package afterwards.
> When trying to upload my package to the AUR, its hook rejects it,
> citing "missing source file":
>   remote: error: The following error occurred when parsing commit
>   remote: error: f468427b563a71e81656a849b1145166be3449ec:
>   remote: error: missing source file: cov-analysis-linux32-
>   remote: error: hook declined to update refs/heads/master
>   To aur at aur.archlinux.org:cov-analysis
>    ! [remote rejected] master -> master (hook declined)
>   error: failed to push some refs to 'aur at aur.archlinux.org:cov-analysis'
> I can bypass that check by adding an empty file that will fail checksum
> check when the user tries to use it, but I'd prefer no file to be there,
> so it's clear to the user that they need to download the file using the
> provided URL.
> I've pushed it on my GitHub [3] in the mean time, so you can have a look
> and tell me if I'm doing something dumb :]
> Cheers,
>   Eric
> [1]: https://scan.coverity.com/
> [2]: https://scan.coverity.com/download
> [3]: https://github.com/1ace/cov-analysis

Simply use a "file://" prefix in the source array.

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