[pacman-dev] [RFC] Make PKGBUILD attributes configurable
eschwartz93 at gmail.com
Sun Apr 23 02:00:23 UTC 2017
On 04/22/2017 06:53 PM, Dustin Falgout wrote:
> It would be great if there was a way to customize the list of
> PKGBUILD attributes supported by makepkg without having to edit the
> installed copy of makepkg. My use-case is mainly for use with the
> --printsrcinfo option but I'm sure it would be useful in other areas
> as well. I'd like to submit a patch for it but I thought it best to
> see what everyone thought about the feature before spending time on
> it. My initial thinking is that that simple text files with one
> attribute per line could be placed in /etc/makepkg.d. Perhaps
> something along these lines:
> /etc/makepkg.d/attributes.single /etc/makepkg.d/attributes.multi
> Looking forward to your comments and also any guidance on preferred
> implementation details.
Regardless of the suitability of such a thing, wouldn't it make a lot
more sense to try implementing it by making the attributes fully
libmakepkg-ified and extending it via drop-in components for libmakepkg,
rather than inventing some /etc configuration directory for what is,
after all, adding new functionality rather than merely configuring the
Generically speaking, this is the kind of thing that motivated splitting
makepkg into a library in the first place.
> 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.
Convention-wise, possibly... but for static key-variable assignments
like that, parsing is actually precisely as easy as .SRCINFO parsing.
The reason for .SRCINFO is because the PKGBUILD fields can contain any
valid bash -- and pretty much always do, e.g. $pkgname-$pkgver.tar.gz in
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