[arch-general] Need help understanding meta-PKGBUILDs

Tavian Barnes tavianator at tavianator.com
Wed Feb 2 13:19:23 EST 2011

On 2 February 2011 01:10, David C. Rankin
<drankinatty at suddenlinkmail.com> wrote:
> On 02/01/2011 10:41 PM, David C. Rankin wrote:
>> (3)   Lastly, if anybody has interest, please look over the PKGBUILDs and let me
>> know where I'm doing something stupid. I have done quite a bit of reading trying
>> to digest PKGBUILDs and how to apply them to a large project like Trinity. I
>> don't claim to be an expert on them, so I know there are places where they need
>> improving. Thanks.
> Just a note. In addition to the tqtinterface and trinity-arts, trinity-kdelibs
> PKGBUILD is now working and open for comment:
> http://www.3111skyline.com/dl/dt/trinity/arch/dev/kdelibs/PKGBUILD
> so far so good -- a little PKGBUILD knowledge... is a dangerous thing :P
> --
> David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.

I don't see why you need meta packages; groups should do fine.  I
think the only reason that Arch's meta packages exist is to provide an
upgrade path from the pre-splitpkg KDE days.

Tavian Barnes

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