[aur-general] My first PKGBUILD, need some guidance

Martin Cigorraga msx at archlinux.us
Tue Aug 14 15:19:31 EDT 2012


On 14 August 2012 07:48, Kwpolska <kwpolska at gmail.com> wrote:

> I suggest taking a look at the [Ubuntu package][0], or, if you can
> read the messy Debian package creation stuff,

Yeah, I agree it sucks.

> [the messy Debian
> package creation stuff][1].  In a nutshell: /usr/bin/zeya = zeya.py
> file, everything else in /usr/share/zeya.  Mind you, this is NOT the
> Pythonic way of doing that, and the maintainer is an idiot.  A regular
> python package would use /usr/lib/pythonX.Y/site-packages/zeya/,
> containing all the .py files, and /usr/bin/zeya, which just imports
> the python module and runs it.

I'm not a Python coder so this is good to know, thanks.

>  I suggest telling the maintainer to do
> it right, including a setup.py file.  This idiot uses Launchpad and
> self-hosted stuff, so it’s nothing weird that it sucks so bad.
Well, once I have a quality PKGBUILD I will try to contact him and tell him
about his packaging errors.
If you don't mind, I'll try a nicer approach, lol ;)

> [0]: http://packages.ubuntu.com/precise/zeya
> [1]:
> https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/quantal/+source/zeya/0.6-1/+files/zeya_0.6-1.debian.tar.gz
> --
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Thanks for the links and everything else!


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