[arch-dev-public] [devtools] was: Status Report 2007-10-08

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Sun Oct 14 20:22:19 EDT 2007

On 10/13/07, Andreas Radke <a.radke at arcor.de> wrote:
> Am Mon, 8 Oct 2007 18:11:52 -0500
> schrieb "Aaron Griffin" <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com>:
> > * Devtools updates
> >
> > This was an item from last time that Dan and I completed. We have not
> > yet released a new devtools tarball, as I'd like to wait for the
> > chroot build tools to be complete.
> >
> > Ref:
> > http://archlinux.org/pipermail/arch-dev-public/2007-September/001883.html
> Please don't wait anymore. new devtools help a lot and are ready to
> use. Right now i have to fix the 32/64 suffix for all chroots by hand
> and spread it over all chroots.
> Pending issues/tasks:
> - checkpkg should also make use of PKGDEST and check if the old pkg
> already extists there.
> - integrate a switch to revert the upload/commit/tag/order
> - force to use checkpkg and namcap in extrapkg - devs have to prompt to
> go further
> - later mkchroot scripts
> Can we bytecompile namcap to have it together with devtools in
> core/devel without having python there? It would be helpful to have it
> there as long as we have usual "always staying" chroots. Once we create
> a new empty chroot for each pkg i think we have to make sure all our
> tools are usable inside the chroot.

You shouldn't need to use tools INSIDE the chroot. You should chroot,
makepkg, exit chroot, and THEN do any tests you need on the package

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