[pacman-dev] [PATCH] makepkg: add --allsource option

Miklos Vajna vmiklos at frugalware.org
Sat May 31 19:34:30 EDT 2008

On Sat, May 31, 2008 at 04:32:15PM -0500, Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com> wrote:
> Yes there is use for this- to help people using makepkg comply with
> the GPL and providing source and the necessary tools to build it when
> they provide binary packages. I didn't remove the --source option on
> purpose; you can still generate a src.tar.gz package with the minimal
> files needed and none of the downloaded source.

ah, i see. it's your decision, but maybe it would worth considering what
Gentoo and Frugalware does: just run a script from cron that extracts
urls from buildscripts, checks for missing downloaded source tarballs,
obtains them and you're done.


of course this src.tar.gz approach may have other benefits i don't see..
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