[pacman-dev] [PATCH v2] doc: Add a man page describing PKGINFO

Eli Schwartz eschwartz at archlinux.org
Sun Jun 30 03:18:38 UTC 2019

On 6/28/19 2:55 PM, Jelle van der Waa wrote:
> From: Jelle van der Waa <jelle at archlinux.org>
> Describe the PKGINFO format which resides in a package produced makepkg.
As mentioned on IRC, there's a lot of duplication with the PKGBUILD
fields, so I'd feel better if we could somehow document just a list of
fields and say that their contents are derived from the PKGBUILD(5) meaning.

The PKGINFO manpage should just describe the format of the file (as
given in the suggested synopsis) and pointers to where the relevant
metadata comes from.

Some PKGINFO keys are specific to the built package, e.g. size,
builddate, or mean something different, like arch/pkgver -- we should
document why and how they differ.

Eli Schwartz
Bug Wrangler and Trusted User

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