[pacman-dev] Splitting packages in makepkg

Allan McRae mcrae_allan at hotmail.com
Tue Jun 17 08:20:59 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"

Just another thought.  Why do we even need the subpkg array.  Why not:  
"pkgname=foo" for single packages and "pkgname=('foo' 'foo-bar' 
'foo-doc')" for split packages?  I would have to check that you can do 
that in bash...

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