[pacman-dev] makepkg -b is wrong

Allan McRae mcrae_allan at hotmail.com
Tue May 6 23:07:59 EDT 2008

Karolina Lindqvist wrote:
> fredagen den 2 maj 2008 skrev Xavier:
>> I don't think they have to coexist.
>> I used -s a billion times (well, every single time makepkg complained
>> about missing deps), and I didn't use -b once. And I would think I am
>> not alone in that case.
> I have used -b a million times. If you want to build a single package, with 
> all dependencies, from source, you need it. Co-existence of -s and -b would 
> make it much more useful. Actually, I used such a version when:
> shakti:~$ find /server/srv/ftp/archi586/ -name '*-i586.pkg.tar.gz' | wc
>    2587    2587  173147
> shakti:~$     
> I did not build all those packages by hand, but with the help of makepkg -b 
> and makeworld. Both very useful, and both custom patched.

This is a good point that I hadn't even considered.  I think that 
porting to other architectures in itself is a perfectly valid reason for 
keeping the -b flag.


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