[pacman-dev] [PATCH] makepkg: improve srcdir check and add pkgdir

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Fri Oct 1 21:08:25 EDT 2010

On Fri, Oct 1, 2010 at 7:27 PM, Loui Chang <louipc.ist at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu 30 Sep 2010 12:38 +1000, Allan McRae wrote:
>> On 30/09/10 12:26, Loui Chang wrote:
>> >On Thu 30 Sep 2010 12:10 +1000, Allan McRae wrote:
>> >>On 30/09/10 11:56, Loui Chang wrote:
>> >>>On Wed 29 Sep 2010 21:59 +1000, Allan McRae wrote:
>> >>>>The checking of the package for $srcdir references was overly
>> >>>>sensitive and gave a lot of what appear to be false positives with
>> >>>>binary files (in particular with debugging symbols kept).
>> >>>>
>> >>>>Restrict the search for $srcdir to non-binary files as this should
>> >>>>still catch the majority of configuration issues the check was
>> >>>>initially designed to catch. Also, add a similar check for $pkgdir.
>> >>>
>> >>>Just curious. Shouldn't these checks really be part of namcap rather
>> >>>than makepkg?
>> >>
>> >>How would namcap know where a package was built?
>> >
>> >I haven't thought of the implementation. How would you implement it?
>> >
>> >I wondered since namcap is the package checking tool that it should have
>> >such functionality rather than makepkg itself.
>> >
>> >Perhaps makepkg could hand things off to namcap if the packager wishes
>> >to check the package for any issues.
>> There are reasons not to have makepkg pass stuff directly to namcap.
>> Primarily, I do not have (or want) python in my clean chroots so
>> namcap would not run there.  The only other way would be to put a
>> reference to the build root somewhere in the .PKGINFO file so that
>> namcap could read it in and check for it but I do not like the idea
>> of putting that sort of stuff there.
> I wasn't implying that package checking should be forced.
> Well, package checking via namcap should remain optional.
> Maybe checking for $srcdir references could also be optional.
> I don't know if putting a reference to the build root would be a good
> idea. I think it could be something passed directly to namcap
> immediately after building.
>> Overall, I agree that makepkg should not do much package checking,
>> but this is something best suited to being in makepkg.  I would
>> definitely not like the checks performed by makepkg to unnecessarily
>> expand beyond anything that can be done in 1 or 2 lines of bash...
> Yep. I'm just brainstorming different possibilities. I'm glad to have
> feedback about it. Cheers.

One thought I did have, and this is just a thought, is to store
$pkgdir and $srcdir in the built package in PKGINFO as a way to use
these values later.


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