[pacman-dev] [PATCH] repo-add: anchor exclusion pattern when generating filelist

Dan McGee dan at archlinux.org
Thu Jun 2 09:01:20 EDT 2011

Fixes FS#24534 where dotfiles, such as /etc/skel/.bash_profile, were not
being included in generated files entries. bsdtar --exclude option
supports anchors on the pattern, so using "^.*" instead of ".*" solves
our problem and still excludes all root-level dotfiles (e.g. .PKGINFO).

Signed-off-by: Dan McGee <dan at archlinux.org>
 scripts/repo-add.sh.in |    2 +-
 1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

diff --git a/scripts/repo-add.sh.in b/scripts/repo-add.sh.in
index dfc9397..02ab389 100644
--- a/scripts/repo-add.sh.in
+++ b/scripts/repo-add.sh.in
@@ -292,7 +292,7 @@ db_write_entry()
 		msg2 "$(gettext "Creating '%s' db entry...")" 'files'
 		local files_path="$tmpdir/$pkgname-$pkgver/files"
 		echo "%FILES%" >$files_path
-		bsdtar --exclude='.*' -tf "$pkgfile" >>$files_path
+		bsdtar --exclude='^.*' -tf "$pkgfile" >>$files_path
 	# create a delta file

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