[aur-general] Python split packages and devtools

Fabien Dubosson fabien.dubosson at gmail.com
Sat Nov 21 17:09:13 UTC 2015

> So? They can remove the packages again after the build is complete
> (makepkg -r or preferably use devtools) and it's not like this is a
> another AUR package that requires like a 20 hour build and can only be
> done on a machine with at least 42 cores and 5TB of ram. It just
> requires a download and some more disk space which seems like a
> perfectly fine tradeoff if the alternative is to maintain two
> PKGBUILDs (one for each python version).

I'm fine with this solution. I wanted to know if there was a better way.
So I'll go with this, thx!

> Building only certain split packages is no longer supported since
> commit e8deba3b87784ca14c9afc908046f36a3ad7578c. This will be part of
> the next pacman version >=4.3 so even if it was possible this would be
> pointless.

Good to know, I don't follow archlinux development enough to notice this
kind of changes.

Thanks for your answers,
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