[pacman-dev] [PATCH] makepkg: remove ability to build individual packages

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Tue Sep 22 14:33:10 UTC 2015

On 23/09/15 00:20, Pierre Neidhardt wrote:
> I might have missed something in the previous messages, but is there any
> rationale on this, beside debatable worthiness?

Many packages break when using this.

Some are because assumptions made on build() about the value of $pkgname
which changes when --pkg was used.  These should use $pkgbase anyway...

Also, there are quite a few split packages that rely on the first first
split-package being packaged for the rest of the package functions to
work.   This will become more prevalent when a way to do a "make
install" followed by moving files into different packages becomes
available (i.e. rpm packaging style - I am working on this).

So...  essentially, it is (debatably) broken and will become more broken
in the future

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