[pacman-dev] [PATCH] makepkg: Add DEBUGDEST for a pkgtype of debug

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Mon Apr 18 04:50:06 UTC 2016

On 14/04/16 00:36, Earnestly via pacman-dev wrote:
> Fixes FS#48902.
> This patch piggybacks on makepkg's internal knowledge of the package
> name to move packages of type "debug" (more on this later) to a user
> defined directory.
> The goal is to make moving only debug packages to a debug repo in a
> reliable manner without using globbing to try and guess if a package is
> a debug package or not.
> This concept patch adds a new global variable called "pkgtype" which
> defines the kind of package it is, currently the only pkgtype is "debug".
> I've left non-debug pkgtypes to indicate a normal package but it may be
> potentially expanded with different types of package in future.
> Currently pkg_file is updated based on the variable and prefers
> DEBUGDEST if it is defined otherwise falling back on PKGDEST which
> essentially treats debug packages as normal packages if DEBUGDEST is not
> configured.

My initial feeling is there is no need for this.  There are 0 packages
with names ending in "-debug" in Arch Linux and maybe 5 in the AUR.  It
is also quite quick to extract the list of package file names and match
them to debugs variants.

This leads me to question what problem this is solving.  Unless a strong
case can be made for its inclusion, I am inclined to not make this change.


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