[pacman-dev] [PATCH] Provide a better guess about who the packager is.

Dave Reisner d at falconindy.com
Wed Feb 1 13:43:16 UTC 2017

On Feb 1, 2017 08:33, "Kieran Colford" <kieran at kcolford.com> wrote:

Would you care to share with us what pile of shit it returns? I can't fix
something when I don't know what's wrong.

I never suggested that we work around laziness, people should absolutely
configure their system properly (I personally think violators should be
punished with regular kernel panics, but I don't think Linus will accept my

I'm just trying to give default values that conform to what a user expects
to see: if they added a real name on account creation then it should show
up wherever a real name is needed, if they set the EMAIL environment
variable then software should assume that's the user's email and use it.
Those are both recommended by the wiki too.

And if they set PACKAGER it leaks into makepkg just the same, but better?

On Wed, Feb 1, 2017, 12:47 AM Allan McRae, <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:

> On 01/02/17 08:10, Kieran Colford wrote:
> > The system usually has enough information in various places to guess
> > the name and email of the person running the makepkg script. Use these
> > instead of defaulting to "Unknown Packager" to minimize configuration
> > necessary by the user.  This particular implemenation should provide
> > relatively good guess that's compatible with other programs
> > (i.e. git).
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Kieran Colford <kieran at kcolford.com>
> This returns a pile of shit on my system....  We are not going to work
> around laziness.
> A

Signed, Kieran Colford

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