[pacman-dev] [RFC] Make PKGBUILD attributes configurable

Dustin Falgout dustin at falgout.us
Sun Apr 23 00:03:35 UTC 2017

Sure, no problem. Currently, our build server uses some custom attributes in the PKGBUILD for additional metadata needed for things like release monitoring. I would like to start using .SRCINFO files on the server because they are easier to parse and also because it would be better convention-wise.  Here's an example[1].

[1] https://github.com/Antergos/antergos-packages/blob/master/antergos/mate/mate-desktop/PKGBUILD

Dustin Falgout 

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From: pacman-dev <pacman-dev-bounces at archlinux.org> on behalf of Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org>
Sent: Saturday, April 22, 2017 6:51 PM
To: Discussion list for pacman development
Subject: Re: [pacman-dev] [RFC] Make PKGBUILD attributes configurable
On 23/04/17 09:36, Dustin Falgout wrote:
> I would like a way to include custom attributes from the PKGBUILD in the output of the --printsrcinfo option. So basically, this...
> pkgbase = pacman
>        pkgdesc = A library-based package manager with dependency support
>        pkgver = 5.0.1
>        pkgrel = 4
>        url = http://www.archlinux.org/pacman/
>        arch = i686
>        arch = x86_64
>        ...
>        _custom_attribute1 = some value
>        _custom_attribute2 = some value
>        _custom_attribute3 = some value
>        ...
> pkgname = pacman

Bringing the mailing list back into this  (seems our reply field is

Can you give an example of what a custom attribute would be?   Your
example is still to vague to judge whether this would be something we
wish to support.


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