Implementation of namcap rules for libmakepkg
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Makefile Add basic Makefile Jul 20, 2015 Obsolete rules handled automatically by hooks Apr 27, 2016


Implementation of namcap rules for libmakepkg


Replaced namcap rules

anyelf              : Check for ELF files to see if a package should be 'any' architecture
directoryname       : Checks for standard directories.
elfpaths            : Check about ELF files outside some standard paths.
fhs-infopages       : Verifies correct installation of info pages
fhs-manpages        : Verifies correct installation of man pages
rpath               : Verifies correct and secure RPATH for files.

Ignored namcap rules

Handled by makepkg

array               : Verifies that array variables are actually arrays
badbackups          : Checks for bad backup entries
checksums           : Checks for missing checksums
missingbackups      : Backup files listed in package should exist
splitpkgfunctions   : Checks that all package_* functions exist.

Handled by hooks

giomodules          : Check that GIO modules are registered
glibschemas         : Check that dconf schemas are compiled
hicoloricons        : Checks whether the hicolor icon cache is updated.
infoinstall         : Checks that info files are correctly installed.
mimedesktop         : Check that MIME associations are updated


infodirectory       : Checks for info directory file.
libtool             : Checks for libtool (*.la) files.
perllocal           : Verifies the absence of perllocal.pod.


  • Arch has PURGE_TARGETS set to remove the info directory file, and *.pod files making those checks obsolete.
  • Arch default is '!libtool', so a PKGBUILD explicitly requires options=('libtool') to have a libtool file.

Unhandled namcap rules

Package Checks

elfexecstack        : Check for executable stacks in ELF files.
elftextrel          : Check for text relocations in ELF files.
emptydir            : Warns about empty directories in a package
filenames           : Checks for invalid filenames.
fileownership       : Checks file ownership.
gnomemime           : Checks for generated GNOME mime files
hardlinks           : Look for cross-directory/partition hard links
javafiles           : Check for existence of Java classes or JARs
kdeprograms         : Checks that KDE programs have kdebase-runtime as a dependency
licensepkg          : Verifies license is included in a package file
lots-of-docs        : See if a package is carrying more documentation than it should
mimefiles           : Check for files in /usr/share/mime
permissions         : Checks file permissions.
rubypaths           : Verifies correct usage of folders by ruby packages
scrollkeeper        : Verifies that there aren't any scrollkeeper directories.
shebangdepends      : Checks dependencies semi-smartly.
sodepends           : Checks dependencies caused by linked shared libraries
symlink             : Checks that symlinks point to the right place


capsnamespkg        : Verifies package name in package does not include upper case letters
carch               : Verifies that no specific host type is used
extravars           : Verifies that extra variables start with an underscore
invalidstartdir     : Looks for references to $startdir
license             : Verifies license is included in a PKGBUILD
pkgnameindesc       : Verifies if the package name is included on package description
sfurl               : Checks for proper sourceforge URLs
splitpkgmakedeps    : Checks that a split PKGBUILD has enough makedeps.
tags                : Looks for Maintainer and Contributor comments
urlpkg              : Verifies url is included in a package file