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

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Wed Sep 29 22:38:24 EDT 2010

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.

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...


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