[aur-general] add base-devel / multilib-devel group as makedepend to AUR packages ?y

Eli Schwartz eschwartz at archlinux.org
Mon Sep 18 19:46:47 UTC 2017

On 09/18/2017 02:59 PM, Alad Wenter via aur-general wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 18, 2017 at 02:01:18PM +0000, NicoHood wrote:
>> On 09/18/2017 12:06 AM, Giancarlo Razzolini wrote:
>>> Em setembro 17, 2017 5:57 Jelle van der Waa escreveu:
>>>> I sincerely don't believe that this will have the right affect, it will
>>>> be treated as spam.
>>>> Maybe we should start advocating to use extra-$arch-build for building
>>>> AUR packages, since that contains base-devel :-). This is probably also
>>>> what Debian does I guess or does every package implictly depend on
>>>> 'build-essential'.
>>> +1 for using devtools and extra-x86_64-build for AUR packages too. I have
>>> been doing that for a while now, and it does catch a lot of issues.
>>> Regards,
>>> Giancarlo Razzolini
>> I also agree on that. Building in a clean chroot has multiple advantages:
>> * Mostly equal builds for everybody (until they are reproducible)
>> * Less errors, as only, but all makedepends must be installed in the chroot
>> * Less trashed archlinux installations because of makedependency
>> installation
>> * Devtools is even simpler to handle if you ask me
>> I also do not understand why AUR helpers dont use devtools. It would
>> give much better package quality.
> Mine does... </shameless_plug>

So does yaourt, simply append MAKEPKG="extra-i686-build -- " to
/etc/yaourtrc and it will use that as the makepkg command for building

pacaur, however, does not support custom makepkg/pacman commands. :(
It's probably useless bloat and feature-creep or something.

Eli Schwartz

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