[pacman-dev] Order of option parsing and sourcing makepkg.conf

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Tue Dec 9 07:55:00 EST 2008

Allan McRae wrote:
> Hi,
> With the commit which enables us to specify the makepkg config file on 
> the command-line 
> (http://projects.archlinux.org/?p=pacman.git;a=commitdiff;h=4b183bf9), 
> the sourcing of the config file gets moved after the parsing of the 
> options.  This creates problems with the --help flag as it needs to 
> know what BUILDSCRIPT is defined as.  It also causes problems when 
> specifying a different BUILDSCRIPT with -p as this gets set during 
> option parsing then gets overwritten with the makepkg config file gets 
> sourced.
> I don't see a nice fix for this.  Sourcing the conf file before option 
> parsing and then again after if it is changed seems not good to me.  
> So can we back that patch out at least temporarily.
> Note that this does not effect maint so the 3.2.2 release will be bug 
> free as usual.

Here is a link to the original discussion of this patch:


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