[pacman-dev] Splitting packages with makepkg

Xavier shiningxc at gmail.com
Thu Aug 14 11:01:10 EDT 2008

On Thu, Aug 14, 2008 at 4:29 PM, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Now that pacman 3.2 is out the door and the initial bug fixes appear done, I
> am going to work on adding the package splitting feature to makepkg.
> So the time has come for some input on the prototype PKGBUILD for splitting
> packages again.  We discussed this a couple of months ago on this list
> (http://archlinux.org/pipermail/pacman-dev/2008-June/012123.html).  From
> that discussion I have come up with a PKGBUILD prototype which I like
> (prototype 1 at http://dev.archlinux.org/~allan/splitpkg.html) which is
> inspired by the KDEMod method but has a few significant differences.

I had a quick look at the prototype and it looked fine.
Then I had a quick look at the comments I made in the previous thread,
and all the issues I discussed were dealt with:
1) a way to override the package variables
2) a style close enough to the one already in use by kdemod, that is
multi functions (it was my favorite style anyway)
3) usage of subdirs to allow the possibility of -R / repackage

So it looks great to me.

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