[pacman-dev] [PATCH] makepkg: make SRCPKGDEST default to $startdir

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Wed Feb 2 00:54:45 EST 2011

On 02/02/11 01:43, Dan McGee wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 8:59 AM, Cedric Staniewski<cedric at gmx.ca>  wrote:
>> The current behaviour, which is placing source packages in PKGDEST if
>> SRCPKGDEST is not set, is inconsistent with {SRC,PKG}DEST handling and
>> there is no real advantage in doing so.
> Other than preserving backward compatibility and the way it has worked
> for 2-3 years...
> I don't have a super strong opinion, but to pretend like this isn't on
> purpose is not true at all.

I will give this an ack...

Mainly because, if I wanted to set PKGDEST and keep SRCPKGDEST as the 
default (when both PKGDEST and SRCPKGDEST are unset - i.e. $startdir), 
it would not be obvious how to do this.

And even though it is documented in the man page under SRCPKGDEST, it is 
not particularly obvious that adjusting PKGDEST will affect SRCPKGDEST.


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