[pacman-dev] The great VCS packages overhaul of 2015

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Tue Mar 13 11:53:53 EDT 2012

On 14/03/12 01:49, Matthew Monaco wrote:
> On 03/13/2012 06:15 AM, Allan McRae wrote:
>> Hmm...  good idea using the fragment identifier for specifying the
>> branch/tag/commit to checkout.  Being inspired by how pypi uses these to
>> provide checksums, could I even suggest:
>> <url>#branch=maint
>> <url>#tag=v4.0.1
>> <url>#commit=f42ad345
>> This gives full clarity to what is being specified an allows for
>> potential cases where branches and tags have the same name and we could
>> provide multiple options, semicolon separated, if needed (obviously not
>> for git, but maybe for another VSC system).
> That makes tag/commit unable to move forward automatically unless you can always
> specify a branch and then optionally a tag/commit. There are ways to get the
> children of a commit though; makepkg could move to the tip of the branch if
> there's only one child and complain if there's more.

Everything there is optional.   If you do not specify any of a
branch/tag/commit, then makepkg would build from the head of the master
branch.  If you specify a branch, makepkg builds from the head of that
branch.  If you specify a commit/tag, makepkg builds from that commit/tag.


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