[pacman-dev] [PATCH] Add a --clearsource option to clear the source directory before build.

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Wed Oct 2 23:20:16 EDT 2013

On 02/10/13 22:58, Lukas Jirkovsky wrote:
> To be honest I don't believe this option is useful at all. IMO one
> should write PKGBUILDs so that it works on subsequent rebuilds too.
> Also it can be implemented using alias/wrapper to run "rm -rf src/"
> before makepkg. But Alan mentioned it before and it was really simple
> to implement.

Hrm...   "rm -r src/" is less keystrokes than "--clearsource" and an
alias of the form makepkg='rm -r src/; makepkg' would work.

I want other peoples opinions here.  Is it worth adding this option?  I
never strike the issues mentioned because I always build using the Arch
devtools scripts and so even if my PKGBUILD is not reentrant, there is
no issue.  I think we can just close that bug report with the suggestion
of using an alias.


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