[arch-general] Need help understanding meta-PKGBUILDs

"Jérôme M. Berger" jeberger at free.fr
Wed Feb 2 15:52:56 EST 2011

Tavian Barnes wrote:
> 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.
	Except that when you install a group, if a package gets added to
the group later it will not be automatically installed when you
upgrade. With a meta-package it will.

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