[pacman-dev] [PATCH 2/2] makepkg: add a config file option for the pacman binary to be used

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Tue Nov 10 17:36:07 EST 2009

Cedric Staniewski wrote:
> Dan McGee wrote:
>> On Fri, Nov 6, 2009 at 2:51 PM, Cedric Staniewski <cedric at gmx.ca> wrote:
>>> Implements FS#13028.
>>> Signed-off-by: Cedric Staniewski <cedric at gmx.ca>
>>> ---
>>> Oops... forgot to adjust the documentation. -T support is not required
>>> anymore for the pacman wrappers.
>> I think I'd rather see this as an environment variable- wouldn't that
>> make more sense, as we wouldn't require it to be specified by the vast
>> majority of people that just want to use the default?
>> PACMAN=${PACMAN:-pacman} or whatever it is.
>> -Dan
> Sorry Dan, but I do not get your point. This patch makes it possible to specify a pacman command in one of the makepkg.conf files, but it is not mandatory because of the reason you mentioned. I already use your line in my patch:
> +# set pacman command if not defined in config files
> +PACMAN=${PACMAN:-pacman}
> +
> It is, however, not possible to provide a pacman command via environment variable, because I think it makes more sense to store it in a config file.
> So do you mean it should be possible to use an environment variable as well?

I think Dan wants it to only be available through and environmental 
variable and not in the makepkg.conf.  That should already be possible 
with your patch (as you point out, the line Dan suggested is already there).

I have no real preference but am leaning towards it not being included 
in pacman.conf given the usage is expected to be low.  If we are wrong 
and it becomes very popular to use some wrapper, then we can always add 
the config option later.


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