[arch-general] Referencing $srcdir in PKGBUILD?

Magnus Therning magnus at therning.org
Tue Aug 17 05:28:39 EDT 2010

On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 10:10, Jan de Groot <jan at jgc.homeip.net> wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-08-17 at 10:05 +0100, Magnus Therning wrote:
>> Lately my PKGBUILDs result in a warning when building:
>> ==> WARNING: Package contains reference to $srcdir
>> It's a bit confusing, since PKGBUILD(5) has the following to say about $srcdir:
>>        srcdir
>>            This points to the directory where makepkg extracts or
>> copies all source files.
>> What should I do to get rid of the warning?
> Depends on your package. Somehow your $srcdir of $pkgdir ended up in one
> of the installed files in your package. Use grep to find references to
> it (the full path, not the variable name) and find a way to get rid of
> those.

Ah, so the warning is that something in $pkgdir refers to the value of

How does makepkg determine this?

"play" is a part of my $srcdir, but

  magnus at bryma 2520 ~/play/arch/ocaml-odn/pkg/usr/lib/ocaml/site-lib/odn
  % grep play *
  magnus at bryma 2521 ~/play/arch/ocaml-odn/pkg/usr/lib/ocaml/site-lib/odn
  % strings *|grep play
  magnus at bryma 2521 ~/play/arch/ocaml-odn/pkg/usr/lib/ocaml/site-lib/odn

> What package are we talking about btw?

Several, but the one here is ocaml-odn on AUR.


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