[pacman-dev] FS#7982 - patch to makepkg to allow PKGBUILDs building more than one package

Miklos Vajna vmiklos at frugalware.org
Tue Jun 17 17:30:04 EDT 2008

On Tue, Jun 17, 2008 at 02:07:37PM +0200, Jan Mette <jan.mette at berlin.de> wrote:
> Another example: Our kdebase-workspace package is split into 3 pkgs:
> kdebase-workspace (binaries), kdebase-workspace-docs and 
> kdebase-workspace-icons... When we rebuild this package, we just bump 
> the kdebase-workspace pkg, but not the two with docs and icons... So, for
> us, there is definitely a need to vary pkgrels between the split pkgs...

it's your decision but we tried this and it did not work. in fact we
just tried to do something like:

we had foo-1.0-1 and libfoo-1.0-1 then we had an
libfoo-specific problem. so we had

libfoo-1.0-2 and foo-1.0-1

then we backported a bugfix from upstream cvs that changed the api, and
we had:

libfoo-1.0-3 and foo-1.0-2

and then libfoo-1.0-2 was incompatible with foo-1.0-2

there are two workarounds for this:

- add proper dependency info

this is doable but users will complain about buggy deps and they have
reason. this is just illogical

- bump foo to 1.0-3 as well.

then the question from users will be where is 1.0-2, just like you ask
upstream where is 1.0.2 when you see only 1.0.1 and 1.0.3.

it's far more easier if you don't mess with different pkgvers/pkgrels
for subpackages.

of course technically it's doable, just like with pkgdecss, but i would
not recommend it.
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