[pacman-dev] [PATCH] makepkg: Place packages symlinks in build dir when DESTDIR is used

Eric Bélanger snowmaniscool at gmail.com
Tue Nov 3 09:02:14 EST 2009

On Tue, Nov 3, 2009 at 7:26 AM, Cedric Staniewski <cedric at gmx.ca> wrote:
> Eric Bélanger wrote:
>> On Tue, Nov 3, 2009 at 12:59 AM, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
>>> Dan McGee wrote:
>>>> On Mon, Nov 2, 2009 at 11:00 PM, Eric Bélanger <snowmaniscool at gmail.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>> When DESTDIR is used, symlinks to the packages will be put in the build
>>>>> directory.  This combines the convenience of a global package cache with the
>>>>> ease of having a package (i.e. a symlink) in the build directory for testing
>>>>> and installation purpose.

> I really like your idea of having a symlink to the package. Regarding the patch, I think we should stick with the "new" coding style and also merge the two if statements; could look like this:
> if (( ! ret )) && [[ $PKGDEST != $startdir ]]; then
>        ln -sf "${pkg_file/$EXT/$PKGEXT}" "$pkglinks_target"
>        ret=$?
> fi

I was just following the current style of the function I was working
in. Allan, Dan: is the above coding style OK with you?

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