[aur-general] How to handle installers in PKGBUILDs

Michael Schubert mschu.dev at gmail.com
Wed Feb 9 07:26:39 EST 2011

Thank you for the suggestion. I tried opening it with ark (which checks
about 15 archive types including 7zip) but it failed.

2011/2/9 Sven-Hendrik Haase <sh at lutzhaase.com>

> Michael Schubert <mschu.dev at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi, I am already maintaining a couple of PKGBUILDs and wanted to add one
> for CellDesigner, which is used to model biochemical pathways. The download
> is only available as binary package with its own installer. Now, I thought
> that I could use the installer inside a PKGBUILD with $pkgdir as root.
> However, the installer cross-references some files in others with absolute
> paths, i.e. when the package is installed it still links to the build dir
> instead of the system dir. Because of the way the cross-refs are inserted,
> simple sed'ing these does not work. The obvious solution would be to use
> fakeroot/chroot in the $pkgdir and use to to emulate a root directory
> structure. My question now is: (1) am I on the right track and (2) is there
> any standard way to do this in PKGBUILDs? I couldn't find any sample
> PKGBUILDs concerning this issue and the ArchWiki contains no information
> either. Any help would be appreciated. Cheers, Michael
> You often can extract the archive portion of a binary installer using 7zip.
> Try that first.

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