[pacman-dev] [patch] makepkg3 -- cleanup dep check functions

Andrew Fyfe andrew at neptune-one.net
Fri Jun 1 12:06:21 EDT 2007

Dan McGee wrote:
> On 6/1/07, Andrew Fyfe <andrew at neptune-one.net> wrote:
>> Oops, I was using working for something else, I've put the makepkg
>> branch up, all the patches are there.
>> Andrew
> While looking this over, I've noticed that we are calling exit an
> awful lot from the functions. Shouldn't we contain the exit calls to
> the main body of code, and use return statements to get the control
> back to there to do the actual exiting? Just a thought, comments
> welcome.
> -Dan
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Yeah, you're right. There's some serious restructuring required in 
makepkg. As more and more features have been hacked into makepkg it has 
become rather messy. The fakeroot patches and the patches I pushed to my 
makepkg branch clean up most of the functions, I've still to tidy up 
check_{option,buildenv}. Here's a list of other changes that I think 
need made to makepkg...

- limit exit calls to the main() body (as you suggested)
- replace the exit calls with a call to a clean up function eg
die() {
	local EXIT_CODE=$1; shift
	if [ $EXIT_CODE -gt 0 ]; then
		error "$@"

	if [ RMDEPS && DEPS_INSTALLED ]; then


	exit $EXIT_CODE
- move download source, checksum check/generate, and extract source into 
functions, this should make it a little easier to follow the flow of the 
- remove clean cache, does it get used? I rather write a separate script 
and put it in contrib/
- Remove '--usesudo', Always use sudo unless '--asroot' is passed.
- Remove '--log', Always create a build log.
- Remove '--nocolor', This depends on the new isatty in initscripts

Thoughts, comments and ideas welcome?


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