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

PyroPeter abi1789 at googlemail.com
Sat Aug 28 17:51:25 EDT 2010

On 08/28/2010 10:32 PM, Nicky726 wrote:
> Hello,
> 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()?
> Thanx,
> Nicky.
Hi Nicky,

your interpretation sounds very sensible to me.
The related AUR-bugreport is here: http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/19914
The bug is fixed in the git-repository, but the software on
aur.archlinux.org was not updated after that patch was applied.
An update of the AUR is not scheduled yet.

Regards, PyroPeter
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