[pacman-dev] [PATCH 4/4] makepkg: Fixed sourceball creation of split packages

Eric Bélanger snowmaniscool at gmail.com
Fri Nov 6 12:08:42 EST 2009

On Fri, Nov 6, 2009 at 11:43 AM, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
> Eric Bélanger wrote:
>> On Fri, Nov 6, 2009 at 10:36 AM, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
>>> Eric Bélanger wrote:
>>>> In some case, the install script of split packages was not included in
>>>> the
>>>> sourceballs. This was due because split packages can specify their
>>>> install
>>>> script in the package functions.  They also can use several install
>>>> scripts.
>>> Please add newlines to the commit message to keep them ~80 characters
>>> wide.
>> OK.  I'll try to remember next time.
>>> Note that this will need done for changelogs too as they are now handled
>>> like install files.
>> ChangeLog are not  included in sourceball   even for non split
>> package: $changelog doesn't get defined.  This will need to be fixed.
>> We can  test if there is a ChangeLog file in $startdir and if so we
>> include it. I could make a patch.
> On the master branch, you are required to add "changelog=<file>" to include
> a changelog in your package.  That was added to allow split packages to have
> different changelogs in different packages.
>>>> Signed-off-by: Eric Bélanger <snowmaniscool at gmail.com>
>>>> ---
>>>>  scripts/makepkg.sh.in |   25 ++++++++++++++++++-------
>>>>  1 files changed, 18 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)
>>>> diff --git a/scripts/makepkg.sh.in b/scripts/makepkg.sh.in
>>>> index 8fc7c82..b77cc68 100644
>>>> --- a/scripts/makepkg.sh.in
>>>> +++ b/scripts/makepkg.sh.in
>>>> @@ -1060,14 +1060,25 @@ create_srcpackage() {
>>>>       msg2 "$(gettext "Adding %s...")" "$BUILDSCRIPT"
>>>>       ln -s "${BUILDFILE}" "${srclinks}/${pkgbase}/${BUILDSCRIPT}"
>>>>  -       if [ -n "$install" ]; then
>>>> -               if [ -f $install ]; then
>>>> -                       msg2 "$(gettext "Adding install script...")"
>>>> -                       ln -s "${startdir}/$install"
>>>> "${srclinks}/${pkgbase}/"
>>>> -               else
>>>> -                       error "$(gettext "Install scriptlet (%s) does
>>>> not
>>>> exist.")" "$install"
>>>> +       local install_files
>>>> +       install_files=$(grep "install=" "$BUILDSCRIPT")
>>>> +       for pkg in ${pkgname[@]}; do
>>>> +               install_files+=' '
>>>> +               install_files+=$(echo $install_files |sed
>>>> "s/\$pkgname/$pkg/"|sed "s/\${pkgname}/$pkg/")
>>>> +               install_files=$(eval echo $install_files |tr '[:blank:]'
>>>> '\n'|sort |uniq)
>>>> +       done
>>> This is too inclusive.  If I have one package with an install file
>>> $pkgname.install, then it will add an install file $pkg.install for every
>>> $pkg in $pkgname.  Some of these may not exist which will lead to trouble
>>> below when the files presence is tested for.
>> I copied this from makechrootpkg.  I just tested it when a package in
>> a split package doesn't use the install script and it works.
> So, some background to my comment.
> With split packages (currently) $pkgname within the package_foo() functions
> is just the first element of the ${pkgname[@]} array.  This may be quite
> different than expected and I think there is a bug report to allow the use
> of $pkgname within those functions and have it actually provide the name of
> the package being packaged.
> Currently, that means you can skip the whole "for pkg in" loop and just do a
> single sed as $pkgname will always be the first element in the array.
> However, if having $pkgname equal to "foo" within the "package_foo()"
> functions is implemented, you could have:
> pkgname=('foo' 'bar')
> package_foo() {
> install=$pkgname.install
> }
> package_bar() {
> #install=none
> }
> With your patch you would end up with:
> install_files=('foo.install' 'bar.install')
> which is wrong and would error out on missing bar.install.
> So, there is currently too much looping going on here but in the future this
> may break completely.
> As I said, I am not sure what the fix is here.
> Allan

I see.

I think the install and changelog files should be treated differently
than the source so I'm not to warm about putting them in the source
array. How about having them in their own arrays:

install=(foo.install bar.install)
changelog=(ChangeLog.foo ChangeLog.bar)

We might want to change the array names a bit, e.g. installs=() and

In the package functions,  you specify the one that you want:

package_foo() {

 package_bar() {

assuming you do the $pkgname change you suggested above.  Then, when
you want a list of those files (to make sourceball, copy to chroot,
whatever) you just loop through the arrays like we already do for
pkgname. So no more need of these crazy grep and sed to get this

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