[pacman-dev] [RFC] makepkg: introduce .SRCINFO files for source packages

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Sun Oct 19 14:36:44 UTC 2014

On 19/10/14 23:33, Dave Reisner wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 19, 2014 at 09:28:12PM +1000, Allan McRae wrote:
>> Having been forced to watch this by my daughter, I still do not
>> understand the appeal of ponies...
> I don't even care about the show anymore, I just like using ponies for
> test data (*especially* at work).
>> Having not even looked at your patch at this stage...  Do we detect when
>> this fails?  Could we detect it at the .PKGINFO construction stage and
>> print a warning?
> Not sure if this is a typo. There won't be a .PKGINFO built at the same
> time as a .SRCINFO so we can't diff them in any way. We could possibly
> detect it at .SRCINFO construction time for some subset of the failures.

I was thinking aloud.   The .SRCINFO could be readily built when the
.PKGINFO is build and a comparison made.  As you point out, not the
other way.

This somewhat fits into the shaming people who have bad PKGBUILDs

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