[aur-general] PKGBUILD: build() vs package() function

Nicky726 nicky726 at gmail.com
Sat Aug 28 16:32:41 EDT 2010


hope I don't get this missplaced, as a quick search didn'd get me any results.

When I have a package, which does actually build nothing -- say wine_gecko (a 
file only needs to be placed to a correct directory) -- I should only have 
package() function in the PKGBUILD, is that a correct interpretation?

Now the makepkg is happy but the AUR complaints. I can workaround that with an 
empty build() function in that case the AUR is happy but the makepkg 
complains. So I just put in there a harmless echo and both are happy now. 
Actually my question is not that much about the correct workarounding, as it 
is about if I really get the meaning of the build() and package() functions 
correctly, that is for building build(), for installing package()?


Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got
Till it's gone

(Joni Mitchell)

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