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

Nathan O ndowens.aur at gmail.com
Mon Aug 30 01:24:44 EDT 2010

On Sun, Aug 29, 2010 at 12:28 PM, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:

> On 30/08/10 03:06, Nathan O wrote:
>> On Sun, Aug 29, 2010 at 9:29 AM, Allan McRae<allan at archlinux.org>  wrote:
>>  On 29/08/10 06:32, 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()?
>>>>  It actually makes no difference.   Makepkg treats packages with only a
>>> build() function the same as packages with only a package() function in
>>> that
>>> everything is run under fakeroot.
>>> When both a build() and package() function are present, the build()
>>> function is run as the user calling makepkg and the package() function is
>>> run under fakeroot.
>>> So it should be clear that an empty build() function is a waste of
>>> time...
>>> Allan
>>>  On one of my packages, where I copied the new PKGBUILD from
>> /usr/share/pacman, under build(){ I did install -d ${pkgdir}/usr/bin }
>> since it didn't actually have a build option like ./configure make or
>> anything like that.
>> While under package(){
>> install -Dm755 BINARY ${pkgdir}/usr/bin/BINARY
>> Could maybe do it this way?
> No...    if there is a package() function then the build() function should
> never touch $pkgdir.
> Allan
Alright I understand. Will fix the one I did. I thought the build area would
be the area for how I described above.

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