[pacman-dev] makepkg3 improvements (for pacman-3.1)

Andrew Fyfe andrew at neptune-one.net
Fri Mar 23 19:13:31 EDT 2007

> So if I understand correctly, each PKGBUILD would have a build()
> function to actually build, and a fake_install() function that usually
> contains something like 'make install'? This seems like a pretty sane
> idea, although some of our PKGBUILDs are a bit convoluted.
Yes, that's correct.

>> - fixed flyspray bug #6468 -- Localized dates for build/install date
> Ooo, we'll definitely look at this.
Well fixed probably isn't the right word. I followed the suggestion of 
using the ISO 8601 date format YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ssTZD (eg 
1997-07-16T19:20:30+01:00) in .PKGINFO, pacman/libalm still needs 
patched to localize the date.

>> - added the ability to choose between usr/man and usr/share/man (var
>> (_MAN_DIR) at the top of the script.)
> This should maybe even be in makepkg.conf.
Yeah that would be better.

> Welcome to the list, hope you can help us get a lot of these fixes
> into the upstream makepkg.
Thanks :)

> -Dan
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