[pacman-dev] Proposed Changelog Feature

Johannes Löthberg johannes at kyriasis.com
Sat Sep 7 16:35:57 UTC 2019

Excerpts from Daniel M. Capella's message of September 7, 2019 17:20:
>> > Would it be possible for the PKGBUILD to allow users to specify a file to set
>> > for 'changelog=' relative to $srcdir?
>> This is non-trivial. Consider that something simple in the global scope
>> such as:
>>   changelog=$srcdir/$pkgname-$pkgver/NEWS
>> At the time this var is read, $srcdir isn't yet defined, and while
>> $pkgver *is* defined, it's subject to change via a pkgver() function.
>> You can avoid some of this pain if you insist that changelog be partof
>> the package() function, but that would be highly unusual/annoying.
>> Alternatives of re-sourcing the PKGBUILD from within user-functions are
>> equally hard to swallow and probably have strange side effects.
> How about `changelog="$pkgdir"/usr/share/doc/$pkgname/NEWS`?
> changelog could also be made capable of holding a link to where upstream
> hosts its release notes, especially when they have pretty formatting and
> further links to issues/PR's/commits/etc, eg.
> https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/69.0/releasenotes/.

That has the same definition time problem, and breaks down for split 
  Johannes Löthberg :: SA0DEM
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