[aur-general] Convention question

Stephen Weinberg stephen at q5comm.com
Mon May 31 12:20:40 EDT 2010

On Mon, 31 May 2010 11:00:53 -0500
Chris Brannon <cmbrannon79 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Stephen Weinberg wrote:
> > I know. I read that when making mine. I am wondering why that
> > package deletes the source when it is done with it. It makes more
> > sense to update the svn when you rebuild the package instead of
> > redownloading the whole thing.
> Right.  You shouldn't delete your svn checkout after building the
> source. However, you should copy the source to a second directory.
> Do the build in that directory, to avoid polluting your checkout.
> That's how things are done in
> /usr/share/pacman/PKGBUILD-svn.proto.
> The code in that prototype also removes any build directory left from
> a previous run of makepkg.
> -- Chris

That makes sense. I need to change my package. But the pkgbuild I
pointed to just deletes the main checkout.

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