[pacman-dev] No .install messages standard yet?

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Sun Mar 4 23:18:00 EST 2007

On 3/4/07, Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 3/4/07, kfs1 at online.no <kfs1 at online.no> wrote:
> > On Sun, 04 Mar 2007 22:22:06 +0100, Alessio 'mOLOk' Bolognino
> > <themolok.ml at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > I think you should define a standard for the .install message to avoid
> > > the actual anarchy and proliferation of very different styles.
> > > Just my 2c,
> > >
> >
> > hmm i don't know about this since sometimes different messages requires
> > different wrappings..?
> > but also it would be nice to have a generic wrapping...
> Because install files are actually executed by bash, we should/could
> standardize this by making some bash functions (similar to those in
> /etc/rc.d/functions).  This would make it much easier to change in the
> long run.
> If anyone has any propositions, please post them here.

I had a thought that a stopgap solution would be to put some 'default'
echo lines in PKGBUILD.proto. This would encourage use of consistent
messages with new packages at the very least.

On a side note, I think adding a message=('whatever') option to
makepkg/pacman is a good idea, it is a very old FR in Flyspray that
didn't make it into 3.0 but should be in 3.1.


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