[arch-general] Why are install functions not in PKGBUILD?

Daenyth Blank daenyth+arch at gmail.com
Thu Jun 16 16:29:03 EDT 2011

On Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 16:27, Matthew Monaco <dgbaley27 at verizon.net> wrote:
> It seems like the install functions pre/post_install/upgrade/remove could be
> defined right in the PKGBUILD. Any particular reason why this isn't or
> cannot be so?

This has come up on the ML before. It's because the PKGBUILD file is
not installed to the system, and the system shouldn't have to know or
care about the build process, only the install and usage.

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