[pacman-dev] makepkg -b is wrong

Xavier shiningxc at gmail.com
Wed May 7 02:10:48 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.

Sorry if that wasn't clear, I didn't mean to say makepkg -b was useless, 
I meant to say it's for a particular usage (for example : building for 
another architecture like i586), just like makeworld is.
Both tools seem to be useful for that situation, and both seem tied to 
abs, so in my opinion they would fit best there.

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