[pacman-dev] Fwd: [makepkg patch - generate .SRCINFO file when running "--source"]

Loui Chang louipc.ist at gmail.com
Mon Aug 9 21:18:37 EDT 2010

On Tue 03 Aug 2010 11:22 +0200, vlad wrote:
> Here is a mail I sent to the arch-general list containing a patch for
> makepkg which generates a .SRCINFO file when running "makepkg --source".
> Below I'll make some more comments, present some more ideas on this
> topic.
> As you see this file consists of different parts separated by a leading
> tag. "global" denotes the global PKGBUILD vars and the name of the split
> package denotes the local package variables. However, this is just a
> first formatting approach. This can be changed according to further
> needs. I think this is a clear and easily readable/parseable output.
> Note that "packager" defaults to the person who actually build the
> source archive. Perhaps this has to be changed to AUR user name, not to
> the makepkg.conf PACKAGER entry.

Nah. I think an online repo would keep the PACKAGER variable as-is.
There might be something separate like 'uploader', or 'maintainer'.

It would be like uploading an mp3 to a site. The artist id3 tag wouldn't
replaced with the uploader's name. Not that anyone does such things.

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