Skip to content


Subversion checkout URL

You can clone with
Download ZIP
Scripts for generating namcap reports.
Python Shell
Fetching latest commit...
Cannot retrieve the latest commit at this time.
Failed to load latest commit information.


Namcap Reports

namcap-reports is a automated report generator for the Arch Linux source distribution (PKGBUILDs). It uses the output of namcap and the power of python to churn out HTML.

Dependencies python>=2.5, make, bash, abs, namcap

Here's how the thing works:

  • namcap is run against the entire ABS tree (would be better to make this run against a latest svn/cvs checkout) and a namcap.log is created.
  • gen-pkglist-by-repository churns out three files: core, extra and community containing a list of packages in the respective repositories. On an Arch system, this can be easily done using pacman -Slq core >| core etc. This script however works even without pacman installed.
  • takes the namcap.log plus these three repository listings and generates the output.

The maintainer-report generation is probably broken right now.

The maintainer report generation works as follows:

  • First a maintainers.txt file is created in the same directory as the code; this is basically the output of parsing the PKGBUILDs and printing out the "# Maintainer: " lines along with the $pkgname.
  • Then runs and generates the output, by default in the "maintainer/" directory.


There's a configuration file for namcap-report now; either /etc/namcap-reports.conf or $HOME/.namcap-reports.conf which has the format as given in namcap-reports.conf.example:

output_dir: /arch/namcap-reports
template_dir: /arch/namcap-reports
repo_files: /arch/namcap-reports

output_dir is the most important one, that's where namcap-report and maintainer-report place the generated files (maintainer-report actually puts everything in a maintainer/ subdirectory of the output_dir directory).

url is the base url for the RSS feeds and template_dir is the directory where the index.html.tmpl and tags.html.tmpl files are stored (These are the files which namcap-report uses to prepare the output). repo_files is the directory where the package listings core, extra and community are present. maintainer-report also looks for 'maintainers.txt' in the repo_files directory.

A sample Makefile is also there. Currently a copy of namcap.log has to present in output_dir, but it is easy to fix that.


namcap-report and maintainer-report store the error logs in namcap-report-error.log and maintainer-report-error.log respectively. At the start of each run, these error logs are deleted, so be sure to keep a copy if you need to reference the logs at a later time. If you give the verbose (-v) switch to them on the command line, the errors are also printed to screen.

namcap-report generates another log: namcap-report-progress.log, which has the total number of errors and warnings over time. This can be useful later, for example for drawing nice graphs :)

Something went wrong with that request. Please try again.