[aur-general] Application as a Trusted User

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Sat Nov 21 19:34:03 EST 2009

Loui Chang wrote:
> On Sun 22 Nov 2009 07:34 +1100, Phillip Smith wrote:
>> 2009/11/22 Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi <vmlinuz386 at yahoo.com.ar>:
>>> Andrea Scarpino wrote:
>>>> Why do you use package() function when the package isn't a splitted package?
>>> Hello :)
>>> Using both build() and package() is not necessary condition for use only
>>> with splitted packages, its avoid to use the fakeroot on building
>>> process that is not needed in 99% of packages.
>> It's also good to be able to use the -R flag to makepkg which you
>> can't do without the separate functions :)
> Actually you can repackage without a package function.
> Whatever is contained in $pkgdir will be made into a package.

Yes, but it is rather crap...  without the package() function using -R 
is only useful if you want to change a variable in the PKGBUILD 
(pkgdesc, depends,...).  With a package() function, you can actually 
change the contents of the package.

Splitting of the build and package steps is one of the most 
under-appreciated features in the last pacman release.  It is really 
good to see someone actually using it.  (I do not and I implemented it!)


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