Re: PPAs (Re: [Idea] Debian User Repository? (Not simply mimicing AUR))
- Date: Mon, 8 Apr 2019 13:14:48 +0000
- From: Mo Zhou <lumin@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: PPAs (Re: [Idea] Debian User Repository? (Not simply mimicing AUR))
On Mon, Apr 08, 2019 at 03:50:19PM +0300, Tzafrir Cohen wrote:
> 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.
@@ -17,7 +17,7 @@ name. Plus, no one prevents you from submitting a debian directory.
+A-Certain-Collection/ # For example, this git repository.
> Looking at:
> 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
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:
One could easity convert the packaging between single-file format and
debian/ directory with a single-command-cost (virtually zero-cost).