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

Matthew Monaco dgbaley27 at 0x01b.net
Mon Mar 12 19:54:52 EDT 2012

On 03/12/2012 05:12 PM, Allan McRae wrote:
> 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.

Fair enough

> 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.

I thought that requiring a package to be named appropriately to be considered a
development package was at least worthy of discussion.

> Allan

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