[aur-requests] [PRQ#20459] Deletion Request for libpdfium-nojs

Felix Kauselmann licorn at gmail.com
Fri Jul 24 16:37:09 UTC 2020

There are technical reasons for this.

I need the full main git repo to count the number of fixes on the 
current releases branch.
This would not be possible if I'd clamp to a specific branch or commit 
(upstream has no release tags).

I also need to assemble the source dependencies needed for the build. 
Upstream handles this via a collection of scripts called depot_tools, 
but this pulls in tons of unneeded source and git history in the 
gigabyte range, which I don't want.

I have thus opted for a process closer to the recommended handling of 
git submodules, with the difference that instead of adding submodules I 
extract the needed git revisions from the depot_tools DEPS file in the 
release branch and do git checkouts.

That being said, I too am not too happy with this build process and I am 
open for suggestions on how to improve it, but this is probably more a 
topic for aur-general or the arch forums.

Am 23.07.20 um 23:56 schrieb notify at aur.archlinux.org:

> katt [1] filed a deletion request for libpdfium-nojs [2]:
> loads of `git checkout` instead of properly using sources
> [1] https://aur.archlinux.org/account/katt/
> [2] https://aur.archlinux.org/pkgbase/libpdfium-nojs/

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