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

Matthew Monaco dgbaley27 at verizon.net
Thu Jun 16 16:38:18 EDT 2011

But a lot of the stuff in the PKGBUILD is copied into the package database, so 
why is the install stuff an exception? I don't think it'd be the only multi-line 

On 06/16/2011 04:29 PM, Daenyth Blank wrote:
> 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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