We are finalizing the move to libmonut based mount, paving the way for
read-only root, by moving /etc/mtab into the filesystem package. This
used to be a dynamic file generated at boot and updated at runtime,
but as of the last initscripts package it was simply a symlink to
This symlink was created at boot (at the same place the old mtab was
generated), but this turned out to cause a few problems.
Sadly, moving the symlink to 'filesystem' requires user intervention,
which I will write a news item about. The essential message will be:
"Please upgrade the filesystem package using 'pacman -Sf filesystem'
in order to overwrite /etc/mtab."
Please test and signoff, as I'd like to make the move to core rather quickly.
Mon Dec 19 19:30:02 2011
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Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2011 01:02:00 +0800
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Subject: Re: [aur-general] About PKGBUILD of the automatic nightly builds
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2011/12/20 Dave Reisner <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> On Tue, Dec 20, 2011 at 12:40:57AM +0800, =E9=83=91=E6=96=87=E8=BE=89(Tec=
hlive Zheng) wrote:
>> Recently,I was attracted by the songbird and nightingage media player
>> based on Mozilla Tech.And I noticed these to nightly build PKGBUILD in
>> AUR whose pkgver is part of a shell command string,and I want to do
>> something to make that pkgver recognised by the AUR interface.
>> Anyone who can tell me how to write a automatic nightly build
>> PKGBUILD?Or,is there any standard on nightly build PKGBUILD?
> Short answer: Please don't do this sort of magical garbage. As an AUR
> helper author, I send apples full of razor blades to people who do this.
> Long answer: If you insist, you can probably fool the AUR with a
> redefinition, in the same way that split packages are done, e.g.
> : && pkgver=3D$(<<<cat sed statement)
> The first definition of the pkgver will still be the one that remains as
> the AUR's recognized version, though.
I under stand what you saying,I found these orphaned PKGBIULDs in AUR
with what your said magical garbage and made the AUR looks aweful.So I
adopted them and trying to correct that,but I didn't know what exaclty
should be done to these nightly build kind of PKGBUILD whith automatic
detecting pkgver tricks,that why this mail came to the list?
I will update them with the removing of all that tricks.