[pacman-dev] Pacman configuration parser library

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Sun Jan 1 23:10:57 UTC 2017

On 02/01/17 06:48, Xyne wrote:
> Happy new year!
> It would be useful for third-party developers to have access to the Pacman
> configuration file parsing functions and datatypes in src/pacman/conf.h. Would
> you consider providing a shared library for this (or adding it to libalpm)? It
> would be more reliable than third-party custom parsers.
> Aside from providing the actual shared object file, the only change needed*
> would be to remove the lines from parseconfig (conf.c) that free config->repos
> so that users could access repo information directly via config->repos after
> invoking the function (config_free will free that memory later).

This is on the todo list (along with adding pacconf for easy access to
the configuration from scripts).

I don't think anyone is actively working on it...


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