BUILDINFO - Makepkg package build information file
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.
This is a description of the contents of version 1 of the BUILDINFO file
Denotes the file format version, represented by a plain
The name of the package.
The base name of a package, usually the same as the
pkgname except for split packages.
The version of the package including pkgrel and
The architecture of the package.
The sha256sum in hex format of the PKGBUILD used to build
The details of the packager that built the package.
The build date of the package in epoch.
The directory where the package was built.
The build environment specified in makepkg.conf.
The options set specified when building the
The installed packages at build time including the
version information of the package. Formatted as
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.
•Allan McRae <firstname.lastname@example.org>
•Dan McGee <email@example.com>
•Dave Reisner <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Past major contributors:
•Judd Vinet <email@example.com>
•Aaron Griffin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
•Xavier Chantry <email@example.com>
•Nagy Gabor <firstname.lastname@example.org>
For additional contributors, use git shortlog -s on the pacman.git