[pacman-dev] Pacman configuration parser library

Andrew Gregory andrew.gregory.8 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 2 04:34:43 UTC 2017

On 01/02/17 at 09:10am, Allan McRae wrote:
> 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...
> A

I don't particularly care about providing a config parsing lib with
pacman and have no desire whatsoever to figure out how to get
autotools to make such a lib.  If it's something we're going to do
though, it would probably make sense to just incorporate the pacutils


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