[aur-general] PKGBUILD - custom DLAGENT - failed to create symbolic link

respiranto arch023 at respiranto.de
Thu Sep 29 08:39:25 UTC 2016

On 2016-09-26 11:59, Christoph Gysin via aur-general wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 12:25 PM, respiranto <arch023 at respiranto.de> wrote:
>> DLAGENTS+=('_svn::/usr/bin/bash -c _u="%u";\ _u="${_u#_svn://}";\ _d="${_u%/*}";\ _f="${_u##*/}";\ /usr/bin/svn\ checkout\ "https://${_d}"\ "${_f}"\ --depth\ empty;\ cd\ "${_f}";\ svn\ up\ "${_f}"')
> Why write your own DLAGENT for this?
> It seems that the svn VCS client only supports specifying directories,
> not individual files. But you can fetch individual files over https
> directly from github.
> Something like:
>   source=(svn+https://github.com/freedict/fd-dictionaries/trunk/tools
>           https://raw.githubusercontent.com/freedict/fd-dictionaries/master/Makefile)
> Chris

Thanks! This works perfectly well. I should probably have searched the
web for direct file downloads from github.com first.

Though I am still confused about why my approach didn't work.


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