[pacman-dev] Makepkg should set environment variables of dependencies before continuing build()

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Mon Dec 31 06:48:42 EST 2012

On 31/12/12 21:40, Eric Fernandez wrote:
> 2012/12/31 Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org>:
>> It has been there for years.
>> Allan
> Well, I discussed the issue there:
> https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=137555 in March 2012. I am
> absolutely positive that there was an issue if JAVA_HOME was not
> previously set (and java-environment had not been installed), and that
> source /etc/profile.d/jdk.sh was fixing it. Any other idea this was
> causing it? I'll try to see if I can reproduce it on a virtual
> environment.
> Eric

Many Arch PKGBUILDs use JAVA_HOME, and all Arch packages are build in a
minimal chroot that will require java to be installed.  There is only
one Arch package that sources anything to get JAVA_HOME and that is
because it unsets it first (for some unknown reason...).


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