[pacman-dev] [PATCH 2/4] doc: document automatically updating the pkgver variable

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Mon Jul 23 03:04:43 EDT 2012

Signed-off-by: Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org>
 doc/PKGBUILD.5.txt | 5 +++++
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+)

diff --git a/doc/PKGBUILD.5.txt b/doc/PKGBUILD.5.txt
index 2ca3c98..2efacad 100644
--- a/doc/PKGBUILD.5.txt
+++ b/doc/PKGBUILD.5.txt
@@ -47,6 +47,11 @@ similar to `$_basekernver`.
 	The version of the software as released from the author (e.g., '2.7.1').
 	The variable is not allowed to contain colons or hyphens.
+The `pkgver` variable can be automatically updated by providing a `pkgver()` function
+in the PKGBUILD that outputs the new package version.  This is run after downloading
+and extracting the sources so can use those files in determining the new `pkgver`.
+This is most useful when used with sources from version control systems (see below).
 	This is the release number specific to the Arch Linux release. This

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