[pacman-dev] [PATCHES] Refreshed PKGBUILDs

Xavier shiningxc at gmail.com
Sun May 18 05:42:33 EDT 2008

Travis Willard wrote:
> On Sat, May 17, 2008 at 3:54 PM, Xavier<shiningxc at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> That's interesting. We don't really enforce anything with the prototypes
>> but it's good to show the preferred syntax with them.
>> I think $pkgname and $pkgver should be safe though, right? They
>> shouldn't contain spaces or other weird things so don't require
>> additional quotings. But pkgdir, srcdir and startdir do.
>> So maybe instead of :
>>    cd "$srcdir/$pkgname-$pkgver"
>> we could use :
>>    cd ${srcdir}/$pkgname-$pkgver
> Well, ${srcdir} still needs the quotes.
> "${srcdir}/$pkgname-$pkgver"

Ok what I said was stupid, forget it :)

Another thing I just found out, suppose you are in a directory with a 
space, the following doesn't work in bash but it does work with zsh:
startdir=$(pwd); cd $startdir

For some reasons, zsh doesn't seem to need any quoting.. Weird stuff.

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