[arch-projects] [ABS] [PATCH 1/6] vcs prototypes: remove build directories after making package
linusarver at gmail.com
Thu Nov 3 22:56:56 EDT 2011
On Thu, Nov 03, 2011 at 08:25:27AM +0100, Lukas Fleischer wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 02, 2011 at 06:13:52PM -0700, Linus Arver wrote:
> > On Wed, Nov 02, 2011 at 08:59:15PM -0400, Dave Reisner wrote:
> > > On Wed, Nov 02, 2011 at 05:49:27PM -0700, Linus Arver wrote:
> > > > For all vcs prototypes, we currently create a temporary build directory.
> > > > However, we do not delete it after we are done creating the package.
> > > > This wastes disk space.
> > > >
> > > > We already do a "rm -rf" on the build directories every time after we do
> > > > a checkout anyway, so this patch doesn't really change anything.
> > > >
> > >
> > > Big -1 from me. This prevents repackaging.
> > >
> > > dave
> > Hmm, I am apparently not knowledgeable at all in what "repackaging"
> > means. Since this is the first in the series of 6 patches, I'll have to
> > do a rebase (taking into account your other comments).
> Repackaging is the main reason for having separate build() and package()
Ah, that makes sense... thanks!
> `man makepkg | less -p repackage`.
TIL about the -p flag...
> > I'm thinking of keeping this patch, but just as a comment for all the
> > thousands of AUR packagers who blindly use the prototype without taking
> > into account their particular needs.
> > Any objections?
> Putting a comment there might encourage AUR packagers to uncomment that,
> especially if they don't know what they're doing. On the other side,
> users, who know how makepkg(1) works, also know how to clean/remove the
> build directory and don't need such a comment... My two cents.
So you're suggesting
? Well, if that's the case then I must disagree --- I *despise* it when
there's code commented out with zero explanation. Looking back, I can
see that the comment I wrote is rather verbose; I'll shorten it to a
one-liner, for now, like this:
# save disk space
# rm -rf /temp/build/dir
Everyone loves one-liner comments, right?
P.S. I'll wait and let the discussion die down for a few days this time
before releasing v3 of this patch series... the traffic for ABS
patches is nearly non-existant anyway.
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