[aur-general] Split packages

Eli Schwartz eschwartz93 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 23 16:27:20 UTC 2016

On 08/23/2016 11:59 AM, Chi Hsuan Yen wrote:
> Shamefully I didn't study the package guidelines carefully. I write
> PKGBUILDs for Python packages by copying from the (somewhat out-dated)
> Python PKGBUILD template [1], which is encouraging the wrong way.
> Official packages, like python-pip or python-virtualenv, use a similar
> approach too.
> [1] https://git.archlinux.org/abs.git/tree/prototypes/PKGBUILD-python.proto

The ABS prototypes are out of date and the Wiki recommends you not use
them. See also the bugtracker: https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/34485

Though I will acknowledge that my statement was a matter of personal
logic and personal preference. I have actually seen it done both ways
*for architecture-independent modules in the main repos*. So there is no
formal consensus which way to do it, though naturally I cannont be
expected to support the side I disagree with. :D

Eli Schwartz

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