[aur-general] Updating AUR versions server side

Jeremy Audet jerebear at protonmail.com
Wed Nov 6 00:50:59 UTC 2019

> > [...] I believe the .SRCINFO file was added so that the AUR could discover a PKGBUILD's version without needing to evaluate arbitrary scripts.
> As far as I know the AUR did not, at any point, evaluate arbitrary
> scripts to retrieve metadata. It did parse (or attempt to...) the
> See also: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/.SRCINFO
> Alad

You're right. I should've spent a minute reading the Arch Wiki page on .SRCINFO files before writing that, instead of working from memory.

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