[pacman-dev] [PATCH 1/3] doc: describe when and why the prepare function should be used
allan at archlinux.org
Tue Mar 19 04:30:37 UTC 2019
On 13/3/19 3:01 am, Eli Schwartz wrote:
> We don't want people to run architecture/OS/makepkg.conf specific
> processes during prepare() and in fact it's been observed that makepkg
> by design doesn't even run prepare_buildenv() for it, so the prohibition
> against this is now baked into makepkg.
> Reflect this differentiation in the documentation on just what, exactly,
> a prepare() function is.
> Signed-off-by: Eli Schwartz <eschwartz at archlinux.org>
> This patch coincides with quequotion's clarification of the options=()
> array, so thanks for inspiring me to write this!
> I believe that both patches have merit independent of each other.
> doc/PKGBUILD.5.asciidoc | 9 ++++++---
> 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
> diff --git a/doc/PKGBUILD.5.asciidoc b/doc/PKGBUILD.5.asciidoc
> index e8ce691f..285627ab 100644
> --- a/doc/PKGBUILD.5.asciidoc
> +++ b/doc/PKGBUILD.5.asciidoc
> @@ -342,9 +342,12 @@ files into the packaging directory, with optional `prepare()`, `build()`, and
> *prepare() Function*::
> An optional `prepare()` function can be specified in which operations to
> prepare the sources for building, such as patching, are performed. This
> - function is run after the source extraction and before the `build()`
> - function. The `prepare()` function is skipped when source extraction
> - is skipped.
> + function is run exactly once, after the source extraction and before the
Why add "exactly once" here? What is this clarifying?
> + `build()` function. The `prepare()` function is skipped when source
> + extraction is skipped. No system-specific or build-specific commands should
what is a system-specific or build-specific command here?
> + be run during `prepare()` under any circumstances, as they are meant to run
> + exclusively during `build()`, and features like `buildflags` or `makeflags`
> + are expressly not available.
> *build() Function*::
> The optional `build()` function is use to compile and/or adjust the source
How about this, which documents by example?
An optional `prepare()` function can be specified in which operations to
prepare the sources for building, such as patching, are performed. For
example, generating configuration files using autoreconf should occur in
prepare(), but running the configure script should happen in build().
This function is run after the source extraction and before the
`build()` function. The `prepare()` function is skipped when source
extraction is skipped.
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