[pacman-dev] Problems with frugalware splitname changes

Jason Chu jason at archlinux.org
Sun Oct 8 01:58:24 EDT 2006

On Sat, 7 Oct 2006 23:25:15 -0500
"Aaron Griffin" <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 10/7/06, VMiklos <vmiklos at frugalware.org> wrote:
> > On Sat, Oct 07, 2006 at 06:27:37PM -0500, Aaron Griffin
> > <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com> wrote: anyway, here are the original
> > changes those could be #ifdef'ed:
> > http://darcs.frugalware.org/darcsweb/darcsweb.cgi?r=pacman;a=commitdiff;h=20051210130500-e2957-45034dbd6b91518acd10ab7cc799231c7ba12de6.gz;
> An ifdef would certainly work, but there's a point where to code is
> going to diverge too greatly... I mean how many #ifdef FRUGALWARE
> changes will we end up with.
> In some of these cases, we should be able to check, on-the-fly, if it
> has an arch name or not.  I don't know about _all_ of them, but it
> should be straightforward to actually check....
> I need to think about it though.  Arch packages do have an
> architecture value, but it's not used in the package name, so it would
> be a tad difficult to reconstruct...
> I'm assuming there's no way to convince you guys to make extra dirs
> for your different architectures instead of appending it to the
> pakcage name, is there? 8)

Instead of checking for /etc/arch-release or /etc/frugalware-release,
why not make it an autoconf option?  --with-arch-in-filename or

Trying to guess if the architecture is included in the filename isn't
possible reliably.  foo-bar-2.4-1 is ambiguous and a pretty common case.

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