[pacman-dev] [RFC PATCH v3] doc/PKGBUILD: misc changes

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Fri Jun 10 14:25:03 EDT 2011

On Fri, Jun 10, 2011 at 12:39 PM, Florian Pritz <bluewind at xinu.at> wrote:
> On 10.06.2011 19:12, Dan McGee wrote:
>> * "where makepkg extracts to or copies to all source"- not sure why
>> this change is being made? Adding the two "to"s doesn't seem like
>> proper English to me.
> I felt this was missing something, but you're right is sounds weird.
> Maybe "where makepkg extracts or copies all the source files to"?
> Since I'm not a native speaker I'd appreciate it if someone who is could
> comment on that.
"This contains the directory where makepkg copies and extracts all
source files." really seems fine to me (note the or->and switch, since
we do both). No need to have a dangling preposition at the end.

>> * s/of/on/ not sure this is needed?
> I haven't yet seen/heard "of your own" and assumed it was a mistake.
> Again, I'd appreciate a comment here.

"A bed of your own", "A house of your own", "variables of your own".
If that helps. :)

> @@ -363,7 +362,7 @@ makepkg supports building development versions of packages without having to
>  manually update the pkgver in the PKGBUILD. This was formerly done using the
>  separate utility 'versionpkg'. In order to utilize this functionality, your
>  PKGBUILD must use correct variable names depending on the SCM being fetched
> -from.
> +from (e.g. "makepkg-git", "mplayer-svn").
I actually meant the "" vs '' vs `` as much as the comma business,
which is really a matter of choice/location, it seems


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