[pacman-dev] $startdir in PKGBUILDs

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Fri Jun 4 05:15:10 EDT 2010

On 04/06/10 18:42, Thomas Bächler wrote:
> 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.

Ah...  so they do not. My test PKGBUILD had the .install file in the 
source array from testing some bug fix.  But maybe they should move to 

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