[arch-general] Makepkg. Disabling automatically aborting on any errors during packaging

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Sun Jun 26 23:27:04 EDT 2011

On 27/06/11 13:15, Joker-jar wrote:
> Hello. As you know makepkg since 3.4.0 has feature "automatically aborting
> on any errors during packaging". Sometimes this feature makes me cry, for
> example, if build() function has:
> rm [non-existent file] 2>  /dev/null
> This problem is not critical if you are author of the build()'s code (you
> can adapt code for the capricious makepkg). But i encountered the following
> situation: i maintain psi-plus aur package. This project has bash library
> libpsibuild.sh for making (because it is a complex process). I use this
> library in the build() function of the PKGBUILD. If i run build() function
> just under the bash, program builds great, but with makepkg it falls with
> error. I can do patch for this library, but it is not good solution, because
> of this library updates literally every day.
> So i requesting something like boolean variable in the PKGBUILD, which can
> switch automatically aborting. If author preferred to disable this feature,
> he will take care of error handling in the code directly. As i know, gentoo
> portages has somesing like this.

Not going to happen.  Use:

libpsibuild.sh || true

and the error in libpsibuild.sh will be ignored.


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