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

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Wed Feb 2 19:44:37 EST 2011

On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 11:54 PM, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
> 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.

OK, I'll concede.


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