Package Details: gn-bin 1463-1

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Package Base: gn-bin
Description: Prebuilt binary for GN (Generate Ninja), Chromium's meta-build system
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Conflicts: gn-git
Provides: gn
Submitter: mikezackles
Maintainer: mikezackles
Last Packager: mikezackles
Votes: 3
Popularity: 0.004608
First Submitted: 2016-06-09 23:12
Last Updated: 2018-09-11 17:35

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sandsmark commented on 2019-08-26 13:14 returns 404

mikezackles commented on 2018-09-11 17:38

It seems that --version yields usable output now, though I had to tweak the PKGBUILD to use it. For some reason the version number has gone down? Anyway, know it took forever, but I hope this works for people. I'm not using GN these days, so if anyone wants to take over the package, I'm happy to orphan.

mikezackles commented on 2018-07-23 16:16

Well that's annoying, but thanks for the heads up :) I'll have a look when I get a chance.

selmf commented on 2018-07-21 14:03

It seems that current binary builds of gn supplied by google no longer provide a version number when calling gn --version. Instead, the binaries provide the output "UNKNOWN".

mikezackles commented on 2018-02-23 02:45


davidesilva commented on 2018-02-22 14:39

Hi Zach, could you update pkgver in .SRCINFO as it is causing a mismatch between it and PKGBUILD? .SRCINFO has the version as r456551 and it is building the r544513

Thanks in advance

selmf commented on 2017-06-08 19:42

Yeah, it's a bit of abuse, but gn has a high release frequency and the gn-git package frequently breaks because the bootstrap code isn't up to date. Thanks for taking the time to update the package.

mikezackles commented on 2017-04-04 04:17

selmf, sorry it took me so long! I couldn't get your script to work as-is, but I've come up with something that yields the same results. (gitiles is weird!) The new version should also make use of the provided sha1 for validation. I feel a little weird abusing pkgver for a binary package, but oh well.

mikezackles commented on 2017-03-17 17:14

Thanks selmf! I will have a look at this over the weekend.

selmf commented on 2017-03-15 18:55

Here's a little something I have been working on to always get the latest gn-bin version when building this package:

Basically, I have added a way to download the hash directly from google and get the package version from the gn binary itself. No more need for monthly updates with this :)