[arch-dev-public] [signoff] devtools-0.8.0

Eric Bélanger snowmaniscool at gmail.com
Mon Nov 2 06:45:11 EST 2009

On Mon, Nov 2, 2009 at 4:02 AM, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
> Eric Bélanger wrote:
>> On Sun, Nov 1, 2009 at 12:32 AM, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> A new devtools release has been pushed to [testing].  Everything works on
>>> a
>>> brief test here, but I thought it a good idea to do some testing before
>>> pushing to [extra].
>>> Allan
>> I'm having a problem with makechrootpkg. In this commit:
>> http://projects.archlinux.org/devtools.git/commit/?id=71a6d2c89587da5299b5a6c00542f49a1325721b
>> The line:
>> source $uniondir/etc/makepkg.conf
>> was removed. This cause the package sources to be downloaded even if
>> they are in my local source cache. Was it removed by mistake?  If it
>> is intended, then how does makechrootpkg's SRCDEST (and PKGDEST)
>> variables get assigned? Did the configuration changed?
> That does look like a bad "fix".
> From memory, the whole issue here is for people who use makechrootpkg to
> build i686 and x86_64 packages on the one machine.  Sourcing makepkg.conf on
> the host machine is bad in that case as it might not be for the correct
> architecture.  So, the sourcing on makepkg.conf was moved to after the build
> so that the chroots makepkg.conf is used at all times (WARNING: set your
> PACKAGER variable there...).  Now the host makepkg.conf is only sourced get
> the SRCDEST and PKGDEST to move new sources/packages at the end of the
> build.  This obviously breaks copying source files from your SRCDEST as that
> is not sourced beforehand.
> I dislike this change (as I am too lazy to set MAKEFLAGS and PACKAGER in all
> my chroots) and so have been working with a makechrootpkg with that whole
> change reverted.  I then have a "makechrootpkg64" script that sources
> /etc/makepkg64.conf instead...
> Reverting those changes a providing a flag for which makepkg config file to
> use may be a fix for this whole issue.
> Allan

Another way is to get the SRCDEST and PKGDEST without sourcing the makepkg.conf:

 eval $(grep SRCDEST /etc/makepkg.conf)
 eval $(grep PKGDEST /etc/makepkg.conf)

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