[pacman-dev] [PATCH] Introduce destarch keyword into makepkg

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Wed Jul 2 03:14:14 EDT 2008

Allan McRae schrieb:
> But CARCH=blah requires that blah is in the arch array which indicates 
> that is can be built on that arch - not the case for grub.


> Would this make more sense?
> arch=('i686' 'x86_64)
> buildarch=('i686')
> To build for i686 just type "makepkg" on an i686 machine.  To build for 
> x86_64, type "makepkg -D x86_64" on an i686 machine.  Typing "makepkg" 
> on a x86_64 machine fails.  I think this would be clearer.

Yeah, I just saw that this makes much more sense for grub, as you need 
the package for both architectures (right now, we actually change a 
comment everytime we build it). However, my motivation was that right 
now I am building some multilib stuff and have packages that always have 
to be built on i686 and installed on x86_64. So at the end of the 
build() procedure I need to do 'export CARCH="x86_64"', which is a hack 
that doesn't work with -L for example.

Using a -D option would mean that I have to build 20 or 30 packages with 
'-D x86_64' all the time. My goal was to make the build procedure for 
these packages intuitive enough, so you can't build them "wrong".

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