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

Lukáš Jirkovský l.jirkovsky at gmail.com
Sun Aug 29 02:50:42 EDT 2010

On 28 August 2010 22:32, Nicky726 <nicky726 at gmail.com> 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.

Personally I'd use /bin/true instead of echo. However I think in this
case having everything in build() is justifiable.


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