AutoPkg has a cool feature called parent trust that allows you to create recipe overrides that store a hash of the parent recipe (instead of running the parent recipe directly), and then prevent you from running the recipe if there’s a change to the parent recipe, until you update the trust info. (I also have a script that runs a list of recipes, checks trust info, and prompts you to approve changes if there are changes.)
But you may sometimes run into a situation in which you see the changes, the changes are important (for example, the download URL has changed to a new URL), but even after you accept the changes and update the trust info in your override recipe, the recipe still keeps using the old URL.
Here’s an example: AndroidStudio SEARCH_PATTERN error.
So if you make an override for AndroidStudio:
autopkg make-override AndroidStudio.munki, you should see something like this:
Those input variables are copied over from the parent recipe. But then if the parent recipe updates
SEARCH_URL to be a different URL, your override will still have the old value for
So if you see a change to a parent recipe, and your override still seems to be using the old values, check your override for input variables, and delete the ones you don't want to override.