[pacman-dev] naming packages and groups

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Sun Sep 23 02:05:07 EDT 2007

On 9/23/07, Walter Barnes <walter_barnes05 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> How do I specify multiple group names in PKGBUILD? The use of parenthesis for the group variable suggests a list of strings but looking at the PKGBUILDs for some of the Arch Linux packages I notice those in the devel directory (category?) are in the 'base-devel' group.
> Does that identify a single group named 'base-devel' or two separate groups, 'base' and 'devel'? If it's two groups why one string instead of a list? If one string contains multiple identifiers that implies pacman tries for at least a partial match; does it do a partial match for package names too?
> Thanks,
> Walter

That would refer to a single 'base-devel' group.

The syntax:
groups=('foo' 'bar')

And as to your matching question, I'd recommend doing a bit of
experimenting to find out.


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