[pacman-dev] makepkg -b is wrong

Diogo Dutra diogo.comp at gmail.com
Wed May 7 06:44:40 EDT 2008

The function of -b have to exist, but not in makepkg, because the task
of -b likes more to abs, so should have a script in abs that do this
task. So, take off -b of makepkg, and put on it in abs. Thats it.

On Wed, May 7, 2008 at 3:10 AM, Xavier <shiningxc at gmail.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.
>  >
>  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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