[pacman-dev] Splitting packages in makepkg

Xavier shiningxc at gmail.com
Mon Jun 16 15:16:37 EDT 2008

Aaron Griffin wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 16, 2008 at 12:57 PM, Sergej Pupykin<pupykin.s at gmail.com>  wrote:
>>> I see a downside in the proposed scheme: you can not create a package
>>> without the $pkgname- suffix, e.g. you can't create the "kopete" or
>>> "kmail" package from "kdenetwork". Moreover, you can't change the
>>> pkgdesc for each sub-package, which can be useful.
>> makepkg may use subpackages as a new package name
>> subpackages=(foo-dev foo-doc kmail kopete)
> Exactly what I was going to say - it's all hypothetical. We could use
> $pkgdir/full-package-name/* for a subpackage "full-package-name"

Does that answer the second concern about pkgdesc? There are several 
other variables that could change as well (backup, group, etc)

More information about the pacman-dev mailing list