[aur-general] Split packages

Eli Schwartz eschwartz93 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 23 14:10:11 UTC 2016

On 08/23/2016 09:11 AM, Chi Hsuan Yen via aur-general wrote:
> At first I used split packages for python-* packages in my AUR repo.
> However, since pacman commit e8deba3b87784ca14c9afc908046f36a3ad7578c,
> [1][2] there's no way to build a subset of split packages. That is, people
> who use Python 3 (or Python 2) only need to install both Python versions to
> build my package. It would be nice if I can use a single PKGBUILD and build
> only a subset of split packages with makepkg.

That is a confusing statement...

Before that pacman commit, you still had to install python2 and python3
makedepends, and run the unified build function.

The only thing that commit changed is that now you also have to run both
package_* functions and create the package tarball.

So if you truly had an issue with requiring all those makedepends, that
should always have been a problem, and you shouldn't be using this^^ as
an excuse.

Eli Schwartz

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