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Re: PPAs (Re: [Idea] Debian User Repository? (Not simply mimicing AUR))




On Mon, Apr 08, 2019 at 03:50:19PM +0300, Tzafrir Cohen wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> The README states a directory structure with a top-level collection
> directory, but the repository currently does not include one.

The github.com:dupr/DefaultCollection.git repo is indeed a specification
compliant if you mangle the first layer of directory structure.

```
--- a/README
+++ b/README
@@ -17,7 +17,7 @@ name. Plus, no one prevents you from submitting a debian directory.

 For example:

-A-Certain-Collection/
+A-Certain-Collection/  # For example, this git repository.
     library-foo/
         library-foo.durpkg
         library-foo-ubuntu.durpkg
```

> Looking at:
> 
> 
> https://github.com/dupr/DefaultCollection/blob/master/rover/rover.durpkg
> 
> I see that the name of the directory repeats quite a number of times.
> The clean function needs to state 'rm -rf' explicitly, which I hope
> won't lead to typos.

The repetition of "pushd" and "popd" is something that could be improved
later. So the same as the 'rm -rf' hook. The two problems have been
tracked here:
https://github.com/dupr/duprkit/issues/3
https://github.com/dupr/duprkit/issues/4

Please don't expect too much from a prototype rushed within several
hours. That's used for presenting the idea instead of presenting
a graceful implementation.

> The changelog is buried deep inside the package an needs to be updated
> whenever a version number is bumped.

AUR's PKGBUILD doesn't record changes. If you feel like that the dch
has been deeply buried, the usage of traditional debian/ directory
layout is still supported:
https://github.com/dupr/DefaultCollection/tree/master/rover-traditional
https://github.com/dupr/DefaultCollection/blob/master/rover-traditional/debian/changelog

One could easity convert the packaging between single-file format and
debian/ directory with a single-command-cost (virtually zero-cost).