[arch-general] PKGBUILD weirdness

Robbie Smith zoqaeski at gmail.com
Thu Apr 11 09:43:28 EDT 2013

On 11/04/13 22:20, Jan Alexander Steffens wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 11, 2013 at 1:16 PM, Robbie Smith <zoqaeski at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I’ve been working on my own fork of luakit, building and installing it to
>> test changes, and I’ve come across some weirdness in the PKGBUILD. The
>> original luakit-git PKGBUILD[1] has a set of options to pass to make to (for
>> example) enable luajit.
>> I rewrote it to conform with pacman/makepkg 4.1 vcs standards[2], and for
>> some reason, if I use an auxiliary variable to store these options, the
>> packaging fails. Can anyone shed some light on why this might be so?
>> [1] https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/lu/luakit-git/PKGBUILD
>> [2] https://github.com/luakit-crowd/luakit/blob/develop/extras/PKGBUILD
> Because $pkgdir only exists in the package() function. Using it
> earlier won't work.

So why does the $_makeopts variable work in build() but not in 
package(), even if I drop $pkgdir from it? It should either work for 
both or fail for both if there’s no reference to $pkgdir, shouldn’t it?

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