[aur-general] PKGBULD validation

Eli Schwartz eschwartz93 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 8 14:23:20 UTC 2016

On 09/08/2016 07:49 AM, Patrick Ziegler via aur-general wrote:
> I was actually looking at this yesterday, didn't realize it was from
> you though. I was only looking at the pre-commit hook but the other
> stuff looks really cool too, I will probably start using it. I have
> one question though, in what way is the pkgbuild-introspection package
> superior to just calling `makepkg --printsrcinfo > .SRCINFO`?

The hook existed before makepkg gained a --printsrcinfo flag, otherwise
there is no real difference. I never changed it after pacman 5.0 was

Also, Bruno Pagani is wrong to say mksrcinfo is slower. The current
*-git version of pkgbuild-introspection is actually a wrapper around
makepkg, and incurs the cost of initializing makepkg (source libmakepkg
and run a few things that are only relevant for building packages, etc.)
but those changes have not gone into a tagged release.
Meanwhile, mksrcinfo v8 is a lot slimmer.

When pkgbuild-introspection 9 is released, I may update that script to
use makepkg instead, in the meantime I see no reason to *actively*
switch from what worked, just to run things a little *slower* without
requiring an extra package (which I already have installed, not to
mention I would have had to alias it for interactive use anyway ;)). You
are of course free to adapt the hook any way you choose.

Eli Schwartz

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