[aur-general] aur-out-of-date: determine out-of-date AUR packages w.r.t. upstream
eschwartz at archlinux.org
Thu Feb 1 20:36:28 UTC 2018
On 02/01/2018 02:56 PM, Michael Kogan wrote:
> Unfortunately, I don't know Go and in general have too little programming
> skills and experience to propose any code modifications. But I have an
> idea: What about introducing some variables which the package maintainers
> would put into their PKGBUILD and which are then parsed by aur-out-of-date?
> The variables might be commented out in order to not interfere with
> whatever happens when makepkg is run. Something like
> # aur-out-of-date-check-url =
> for the above example. There could be sane defaults defined for such
> problematic hosters and only if they fail the user-defined values put into
> the PKGBUILD by its maintainer would be used. Also this would require some
> documentation to tell the maintainers which variables are necessary and how
> to give them the desired values.
> Just an idea, I don't know if it makes much sense.
Well, lots of people already do this, via urlwatch or pkgbuild-urlwatch.
I think the idea was supposed to be, finding a way to do this without
introducing complex tricks that need to be manually added to the
PKGBUILD and then fragilely parsed.
Bug Wrangler and Trusted User
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