[pacman-dev] makepkg3 suggestions/thoughts

Andrew Fyfe andrew at neptune-one.net
Sat Mar 24 08:38:51 EDT 2007

* Remove the '--usesudo | -S' option.
Instead always use sudo to calling pacman when an unprivileged user runs
makepkg and spit out a warning (or error) if sudo is missing. Is sudo
part of the base Arch Linux system?

* Move common functions to a seperate file.
   plain, msg*, error, warning, in_array, check_*
This has been brought up a few times, the last time it was suggested 
that the file should go in /usr/lib/archlinux/functions. (I think that 
was it). I'll make a patch if that's where they're going to go. 
Alternatively an autoconf option could be added to set the folder when 
pacman is built.

* Move --cleancache into it's own script. (Or remove altogether)
It's alot of code for 'rm $SRCDEST/*'. Do people use it?

* Move BUILDSCRIPT="PKGBUILD" and PKGEXT="pkg.tar.gz" into makepkg.conf.
They're used in a few scripts.

* sha256 sha3.. sha512
WTFs wrong with md5 and sha1? Do we REALLY need these? If they must 
remain I demand the inclusion of CRC :p

* Remove '--nocolor | -m' option.
If you don't like colour switch it off in makepkg.conf :p
Is it used?


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