[pacman-dev] makepkg -b is wrong
dpmcgee at gmail.com
Tue May 6 23:16:38 EDT 2008
On Tue, May 6, 2008 at 10:07 PM, Allan McRae <mcrae_allan at hotmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
I think it gives a valid reason for keeping the functionality that -b
provides somewhere, but I'm not convinced that it has to be in
Why couldn't anything dealing with building packages besides the one
asked for be dealt with elsewhere?
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