[aur-general] [AUR4] Single binary package for different architectures

Mauro Santos registo.mailling at gmail.com
Thu Jun 25 18:33:02 UTC 2015

On 25-06-2015 18:07, Patrick Burroughs (Celti) wrote:
> A quick google and some personal testing showed me that the former
> doesn't work and the latter does, because bash doesn't interpolate
> variables in the middle of another variable like that; you need to use
> eval to make a second pass for it to work. Rather hacky, though, and I
> see no point in using it over the conditional construct proposed
> earlier — I just hate to see a suggestion that doesn't work out there.

Given that I was the one that suggested something that doesn't work
without properly trying it first - sorry about that, how about this one:

source_i686=("source1_i686.tar.gz" "source2_i686.tar.gz")
md5sums_i686=('md5sum1_i686' 'md5sum2_i686')
source_x86_64=("source1_x86_64.tar.gz" "source2_x86_64.tar.gz")
md5sums_x86_64=('md5sum1_x86_64' 'md5sum2_x86_64')

package() {
    local -n source="source_$CARCH"
    echo "$tarball"
    echo "$tarball"



No evals, but probably requires a quite recent bash version (no problem
for arch I suppose). The output should look like:


This means you can get any element of the source_{i686,x86_64} array at
will via the source variable, this might be useful if there is more than
one source in the array.

Mauro Santos

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