[arch-general] PKGBUILD weirdness

Robbie Smith zoqaeski at gmail.com
Thu Apr 11 09:57:05 EDT 2013

On 11/04/13 23:51, Jan Alexander Steffens wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 11, 2013 at 3:43 PM, Robbie Smith <zoqaeski at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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.
>> OK…
>> 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?
> Missing variables are replaced with nothing instead of immediately
> causing an error, and DESTDIR is not used during build.
Aha. Fixed it.

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