[pacman-dev] [PATCH] makepkg: rework --skip-integ

Loui Chang louipc.ist at gmail.com
Thu Oct 29 13:08:52 EDT 2009

On Thu 29 Oct 2009 14:40 +1000, Allan McRae wrote:
> Jeff wrote:
> >>Patch [1] extends the --skipinteg option allow the generation of
> >>a source tarball without requiring the checking of the integrity
> >>checks
> >
> >You've given the what, but what is the why? If the source integrity is
> >flawed, then the generated source package is flawed. This seems like
> >something that should be safeguarded against, IMO.
> I can come up with two use cases:
> 1) making a PKGBUILD for a snapshot release that is always accessible
> from some sort of LATEST release directory symlink.  Many projects
> use something like that.  That way the PKGBUILD does not need updated
> every time a snapshot is release.  While it may be argued that it is
> better to use a svn/cvs/git/etc PKGBUILD, in many cases the snapshots
> are generally sanity checked before release.

> 2) This happens to me occasionally.  Someone sends me a PKGBUILD they
> can not get working.  I see an obvious error, fix it and send the
> PKGBUILD back saying "try this" because I really do not want to
> download the sources/dependencies to check myself.

In both cases if you could omit checksums and makepkg could interpret
that as "the packager doesn't really care about integrity, skip checks".

It could print a warning, and you don't need another fancy flag.

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