[aur-general] Split packages

Chi Hsuan Yen yan12125 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 23 15:27:24 UTC 2016

On Tue, Aug 23, 2016 at 10:43 PM, Eli Schwartz via aur-general <
aur-general at archlinux.org> wrote:

> On 08/23/2016 10:24 AM, Chi Hsuan Yen wrote:
> > Python packages are not good examples for this thread.
> Whyever not? It seems an excellent example to me...
All Python build commands can be put into package(), while GTK applications
not. It doesn't make a difference with current pacman and makepkg, though.

> > I mention my script as I find it useful for handling such cases. As
> > Bruno said, using two separate packages is the choice. My script just
> > reduces the overhead of maintaining two separate PKGBUILDs.
> I am not sure how that is supposed to answer my question. I am simply
> wondering why any of that has anything to do with your factually
> incorrect claim that you ended up (ab)using multiple PKGBUILDs *as a
> result of* makepkg dropping support for the "--pkg" flag.
> Because, once again, if you really thought it was important to save
> casual AUR users the horrifying burden of temporarily installing an
> extra makedepends... then they would have always had to, and you would
> have had a problem for a lot longer.
> Not that that is actually a valid excuse for using separate PKGBUILDs...
> but it just goes to show that even your own argument in favor, is
> severely flawed.
> --
> Eli Schwartz

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