Synopsis

This manual page describes the format of a BUILDINFO file found in the root of a package created by makepkg. The file contains a description of the package’s build environment. The information is formatted in key-value pairs separated by a =, one value per line. Arrays are represented multiple keys with the same value.

Description

This is a description of the contents of version 1 of the BUILDINFO file format.

format

Denotes the file format version, represented by a plain positive integer.

pkgname

The name of the package.

pkgbase

The base name of a package, usually the same as the pkgname except for split packages.

pkgver

The version of the package including pkgrel and epoch.

pkgarch

The architecture of the package.

pkgbuild_sha256sum

The sha256sum in hex format of the PKGBUILD used to build the package.

packager

The details of the packager that built the package.

builddate

The build date of the package in epoch.

builddir

The directory where the package was built.

buildenv (array)

The build environment specified in makepkg.conf.

options (array)

The options set specified when building the package.

installed (array)

The installed packages at build time including the version information of the package. Formatted as "$pkgname-$pkgver-$pkgrel-$pkgarch".

See Also

See the pacman website at https://www.archlinux.org/pacman/ for current information on pacman and its related tools.

Bugs

Bugs? You must be kidding; there are no bugs in this software. But if we happen to be wrong, submit a bug report with as much detail as possible at the Arch Linux Bug Tracker in the Pacman section.

Authors

Current maintainers:

Past major contributors:

For additional contributors, use git shortlog -s on the pacman.git repository.