[pacman-dev] [PATCH 5/6] makepkg: devel_check(): only work for -vcs pkgnames

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Mon Mar 12 19:12:11 EDT 2012

On 13/03/12 04:53, dgbaley27 at 0x01b.net wrote:
> From: Matthew Monaco <matthew.monaco at 0x01b.net>
> If  the package's name does not end in -git/svn/etc, then don't touch
> the pkgver or pkgrel. This changes the current semantics of makepkg, but
> it shouldn't be too mind blowing.

Well...  even if Dave's ramblings are to be ignored, I am very strongly
against this.

1) If you have defined _gitroot etc then you have a git package.  The
name of the package is immaterial.

2) If you do not want to update your pkgver then use the --holdver flag.
 (which is crap... but achieves the same as this patch).

What problem is this solving?   All I can see is adding a restriction to
what a package name can be with absolutely no benefit.


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