[pacman-dev] [PATCH] makepkg: Place packages symlinks in build dir when DESTDIR is used
allan at archlinux.org
Tue Nov 3 18:46:20 EST 2009
Eric Bélanger wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 3, 2009 at 8:55 AM, Eric Bélanger <snowmaniscool at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Nov 3, 2009 at 3:13 AM, Ray Rashif <schivmeister at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 2009/11/3 Eric Bélanger <snowmaniscool at gmail.com>
>>> This is really convenient, but would it not be good if the symlink(s) are
>>> removed upon --clean?
>> Sure, that can be easily done.
> I'm not sure if removing the symlinks if --clean is used is a good
> idea after all. After a successful build, you would probably want to
> have the package's symlink to be still there so you can test/install
> the package.
I agree that keeping the current symlink is good, but then do you have
to remove old symlinks manually? I think this is a situation with no
best answer, but removing symlinks on --clean may be the better one.
And here is another thought I just had. Do we want to error out if the
symlinnk creation fails but the building of the package is successful?
Or jsut print a warning?
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