[pacman-dev] $startdir in PKGBUILDs

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Fri Jun 4 04:42:33 EDT 2010

Am 04.06.2010 10:08, schrieb Allan McRae:
> On 04/06/10 17:43, Thomas Bächler wrote:
>> Am 04.06.2010 02:06, schrieb Allan McRae:
>>> Can anyone think of an actual use of $startdir in PKGBUILDs?
>> It is used in the kernel and module PKGBUILDs to mangle the install file
>> prior to packaging:
>> sed -i -e "s/KERNEL_VERSION='.*'/KERNEL_VERSION='${_kernver}'/"
>> $startdir/xxx.install
> $srcdir should work there.

The .install file is never part of the source, and as such it is never
in $srcdir.

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