[aur-general] a build failure case

Jude DaShiell jdashiel at panix.com
Fri May 6 10:34:21 UTC 2016

On Thu, 5 May 2016, Eli Schwartz wrote:

> Date: Thu, 5 May 2016 21:27:04
> From: Eli Schwartz <eschwartz93 at gmail.com>
> Reply-To: "Discussion about the Arch User Repository (AUR)"
>     <aur-general at archlinux.org>
> To: aur-general at archlinux.org
> Subject: Re: [aur-general] a build failure case
> On 05/05/2016 08:59 PM, Jude DaShiell wrote:
>> oleo in aur for amd athelon k8 fails to build because a dif file the
>> package needs is not at the specified url.  I realize several other kinds
>> of build failures exist depending on particular packages in aur and what I
>> propose here will not cover those kind of cases.
>> For oleo though, might it be possible to put code into the package build
>> file that first would do a google file:filename.ext search for the needed
>> file and check md5sums of those files excluding all that do not match the
>> specified md5sum specified by the author for that missing file then
>> download the missing file from an alternate site that passed the md5sum
>> test?
>> I've not done package build coding yet so don't know what is or isn't
>> possible and how to implement it yet.  The code if it were ever
>> successfully implemented might if reused cover this kind of case across
>> the aur itself and only if something like that can be done would I
>> consider my proposal any kind of success.
>> --
> I don't know what you are talking about. The oleo[1] package in the AUR
> specifies a single diff file[2] and that file is most certainly available.
> And if it weren't, it is the maintainer's responsibility to fix their
> shoddy packaging immediately.
I'll run the package build inside script and catch the specific error it 
was probably a patch file I remember part of its name had "12" before the 
file suffix.



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