[aur-general] avoid usage of fakeroot: always use of build() and package() (Was: application as a TU)

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Sun Nov 22 05:13:44 EST 2009

Laszlo Papp wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 22, 2009 at 1:34 AM, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
>> 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!)
>> Allan
> May I ask what's the policy in case of earlier submitted, but working packages ?
> Is it needed to modify according to this new feature immediately if
> otherwise the packages work well and no requirement until now from the
> users for splitting
> Is it enough to modify according to this feature only that time if I
> need to change the PKGBUILDs because of other reason(s) too ?

It is fully backwards compatible (otherwise you would have noticed by 
now...), so do whatever you want.


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