[pacman-dev] Dependency Problem with bzr and makepkg

Alad Wenter alad at archlinux.info
Sun Mar 27 13:58:43 UTC 2016

On 27.03.2016 15:39, Allan McRae wrote:
> On 27/03/16 22:24, Andrew Gregory wrote:
>> On 03/27/16 at 02:00pm, Tim wrote:
>>> On 27.03.2016 13:27, Bruno Pagani wrote:
>>>> Le 27 mars 2016 13:25:16 GMT+02:00, Andrew Gregory <andrew.gregory.8 at gmail.com> a écrit :
>>>>> On 03/27/16 at 12:40pm, Tim wrote:
>>>>>> What is the minimal required set of preintalled packages  to build
>>>>> own
>>>>>> packages, is base-devel not enough? Or is it possible to add bzr as a
>>>>>> dependency to pacman (or move it from extra to base-devel)?
>>>>> What do you man by "minimal required set of preinstalled packages to
>>>>> build own packages"?  The set of packages required to build something
>>>>> depends entirely on the package you are trying to build.
>>>> I think the question is, excepted base-devel, which packages are
>>>> assumed to be installed on any system in order to build any
>>>> package, outside of the makedependz of that package. So, like
>>>> base-devel packages are not in makedepends, are there any other
>>>> package that is in the same case?
>>> yes, thats what I meant.
>> The exclusion of base-devel from makedepends is an Arch policy and has
>> nothing to do with pacman or makepkg.
>>>> I believe not, since this is the purpose of base-devel. So, the
>>>> issue here is rather the one you’ve pointed out: bzr.sh should not
>>>> be sourced before bzr is installed.
>>>> Bruno
>>> The complete build log is available here:
>>> https://ci.virtapi.org/job/Arch_Package_libunity/4/console
>>> jenkins clones the AUR repo, then starts makechrootpkg. The host system
>>> is complaining about the missing bzr package before makedepends is being
>>> handled. The build works after installing bzr on the host:
>>> https://ci.virtapi.org/job/Arch_Package_libunity/6/console
>> As you can see, makechrootpkg calls makepkg first with --verifysource.
>> makepkg's man page clearly states that dependencies are ignored with
>> --verifysource unless --syncdeps is also used.
> Correct - this is a bug in Arch Linux's devtool package and the
> makechrootpkg script.  Running "makepkg -s" will work fine.
> A

Speaking of, where would one send patches for devtools? arch-dev-public, 
flyspray? I can't find a "Submitting patches" document for devtools.


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