[pacman-dev] [PATCH v2] Merge expac into src/pacman

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Thu Jul 19 02:20:46 UTC 2018

On 11/07/18 03:58, Dave Reisner wrote:
> This introduces code which has long been maintained at:
> https://github.com/falconindy/expac
>>From the README:
> expac is a data extraction tool for alpm databases. It features
> printf-like flexibility and aims to be used as a simple tool for other
> pacman based utilities which don't link against the library. It uses
> pacman.conf as a config file for locating and loading your local and
> sync databases.

Where are the plans to use this in the pacman codebase?  I assume use in
makepkg?  I need such a justification given we just booted out every
other utility except pacman-conf, which is used in several of our tools
(bash/zsh completion, pacman-key, pacman-db-upgrade) and removed many bugs.

The only place I know where it will be "useful" is replacing the awk
statement for generating .BUILDINFO in makepkg.  But that is not fixing
a bug.


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