[aur-general] PKGBUILD for GnuSocialShell

Rafael Fontenelle rafaelff at gnome.org
Tue Jul 12 22:55:34 UTC 2016

2016-07-12 13:01 GMT-03:00 Storm Dragon via aur-general <
aur-general at archlinux.org>:

> Howdy,
> I am working on a PKGBUILD for a new GNU Social client called
> GnuSocialShell. I made one for the git version, because this is being
> rapidly developed, and I don't believe there is an actual release yet
> anyway. The problem is, it haults with an error when trying to copy files
> in place, and I'm not sure why. I have gone over this file and can't find
> anything wrong with it. It's probably something simple I'm just overlooking
> though.
> Thanks for any help :)
> Storm

Hello there.

My comments on this situation and your PKGBUILD:

1st - The PKGBUILD has CRLF. You need to format it to Unix (use 'dos2unix'

2nd - Your command line to get version doesn't seem to be correct. 'Main.c'
reports current version 0.8, just like 'git shortlog' history shows. But
you've got '1' from what doesn't look to be a version. Please review that.

3rd - Not the main issue, but remember to set arch (don't use 'any')

4th - Makefile is copying files to directly to '/etc' and '/usr', instead
of allowing fakeroot to work with a variable like $(DESTDIR) before that
path. That's an upstream bug, that can be fixed with the attached patch

5th - Makefile tries to copy to directories without making sure they exist.
Again, upstream bug fixed with my patch.

My suggestion is to fix yourself the first 3 issues and file a bug report
for the last 2.

Best regards,
Rafael Fontenelle

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