[pacman-dev] [PATCH 0/4] add pacman-conf utility

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Sun Jan 14 03:28:50 UTC 2018

On 14/01/18 02:49, Andrew Gregory wrote:
> Parsing pacman.conf is so hard that even our own scripts don't do it
> correctly.  pacman-conf is a dedicated utility scripts can use to
> correctly parse values from pacman.conf.  This is a conversion of an
> earlier version of pacconf from pacutils that has been relicensed and
> renamed to avoid a file conflict.  I make no promises that I've
> correctly adjusted the automake configuration for this type of build,
> but it works for me.

Thanks.  I have had a quick look at these and I am very happy!

My quick scan of the automake changes did not flag any issue, but I will
do so in more detail before I commit the changes.  (Reminder to myslef:
make sure "make distcheck" does what it is supposed to.)

We will need a man page (despite the --help output being complete).
This will not prevent these patches being committed, but it will be a
blocker for release.  I assume Andrew has other things in the code base
to look at, so this appears to be a "patches welcome" situation.


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