[pacman-dev] [Fwd: desc/.PKGINFO files: I need help to understand the values of some variables]

Eli Schwartz eschwartz93 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 20 22:25:25 UTC 2017

On 01/20/2017 05:04 PM, Anna Ivanova wrote:
> I have one question about pacman and I was in a hoping that I write to
> the right mailing list, but I didn't find in the archives similar
> posts.
> So that's why I write here... sorry if I mistook.

Why is your actual message an attachment to this one???

>  - backup
>  - checkdepend
>  - makedepend
>  - makepkgopt
> As you may saw, I wasn't able to correlate it all and I need some help.
> I know nothing about '%REASON%', 'checkdepend', 'makepkgopt' and why
> there's no 'makedepend' in desc files (or is there?).
> Would you give me some information about or manual to it all? It would
> be really great for me.
> Also I want to contribute to arch projects later, where can I get some
> information about?

%REASON% is whether it was installed explicitly or as a dependency for
another package.

checkdepends, makedepends, and makepkgopt are only relevant for makepkg
itself, pacman doesn't use them.
.PKGINFO is not the same as desc, some things are simply ignored.

Eli Schwartz

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