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

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Tue Sep 22 14:54:01 UTC 2015

On 23/09/15 00:40, Que Quotion wrote:
> In other words, rather than fix the packages to be safer and more logical,
> go ahead and let people write sloppy PKGBUILDs?

No - quite the opposite. Not all issues with --pkg are due to sloppy
packaging. Some are due to the way files are split across packages which
requires all packaging functions to be run.

Providing a better way to split packages like these that do not have
nice "make install" targets for each subpackage will break --pkg

> For what it's worth, I think this is a bad idea.
> The changes needed to fix the packages are small, and this would reduce the
> ability of users to automate upgrading from ABS.

If you are building everything from ABS, waiting for a couple of extra
packages to compress will be trivial.  Also, how does this reduce your
ability to automate updating from ABS?  You already need to map the
package to its PKGBUILD, so then you build that and install only the
packages you need.


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