Talk:VCS package guidelines

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Updating a CVS repo

I don't use cvs. How can you describe the pkgver for cvs (for pacman 4.1)?
-- Dracorp (talk) 09:31, 6 April 2013 (UTC)

CVS is not supported in pacman 4.1 like the other VCS tools. You will need to update pkgver manually until CVS support is added.
-- Jstjohn (talk) 22:44, 15 April 2013 (UTC)

https:// vs git://

Could we consider a guideline to use firewall-friendly protocols when possible (e.g. instead of git:// --Mitch feaster 14:34, 15 November 2011 (EST)

Some leftover changes

Since Thestinger decided to protect the entire page (for whatever reason):

The Git functions

Danielwallace's change (04:32, 10 April 2013 (UTC)):

pkgver() {
   cd local_repo
−  git rev-list --count HEAD
+  echo $(git rev-list --count master).$(git rev-parse --short master)
- [...]

That's good but you left the title and the sample output intact. Also, the first example still uses git describe.

--Det (talk) 16:41, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

Incomplete Git function

The following function will list not only the total number of commits, but also the tag of the last commit

pkgver() {
  cd local_repo
  echo $(git rev-list --count master).$(git rev-parse --short master)


So the following should be used as the example title:

Using the total count of commits and the tag of the last commit.

And the example output should be changed to something like


--X33a (talk) 17:50, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

Or "tag of the last one" to prevent unnecessary repetition, but I fear even the most obvious changes like this will take a very long time now that we can't do them anymore. --Det (talk) 18:50, 10 April 2013 (UTC)
Thanks, Thestinger but the title still only mentions the first git command, while the other example should use git rev-parse as well. --Det (talk) 13:15, 11 April 2013 (UTC)
The other example should not use rev-parse. Using git describe when there's an annotated tag gets you the output that you want; rev-list --count and rev-parse --short is a workaround to simulate some of that output when there's no tag. Scimmia (talk) 18:00, 15 April 2013 (UTC)

Mercurial pkgver() broken

hg identify -ni

The above command does not change my pkgver variable of the placeholder. Can someone look into this? Additionally, I'm getting a sed warning about an unterminated substitution.

--Schala (talk) 04:25, 14 April 2013 (UTC)

Shorter and simpler Mercurial pkgver()

pkgver() {
  cd local_repo
  hg identify -ni | awk 'BEGIN{OFS=".";} {print $2,$1}'
  echo $(hg identify -n).$(hg identify -i)

--N30N (talk) 12:21, 15 April 2013 (UTC)