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

Earnestly zibeon at googlemail.com
Mon Apr 18 19:23:18 UTC 2016

On Mon, Apr 18, 2016 at 02:50:06PM +1000, Allan McRae wrote:
> 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.

Indeed, as we discussed on IRC there are infact not only no packages
ending with -debug, but that the pattern *-debug-* doesn't appear

It is still not guaranteed to match -debug- packages but it's pretty
damn likely.
> 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.

Based on the above it might be better to not include this patch.

I do still think there is perhaps some merit in using the pkgtype
concept, I'm not exactly sure what that merit is yet...


More information about the pacman-dev mailing list