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Old 08-12-2011, 10:56 PM
Allan McRae
 
Default Add warning in PKGBUILD manpage about use of $startdir/{src, pkg}

On 09/08/11 20:56, Sebastien Luttringer wrote:

Signed-off-by: Sebastien Luttringer<seblu@seblu.net>
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doc/PKGBUILD.5.txt | 2 ++
1 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/doc/PKGBUILD.5.txt b/doc/PKGBUILD.5.txt
index af3a388..eeea4da 100644
--- a/doc/PKGBUILD.5.txt
+++ b/doc/PKGBUILD.5.txt
@@ -273,6 +273,8 @@ variables for use during the build and install process:
*startdir*::
This contains the absolute path to the directory where the PKGBUILD is
located, which is usually the output of `$(pwd)` when makepkg is started.
+ `$startdir/src` is not guaranteed to be the same as `$srcdir`, and likewise
+ for `$pkgdir`.

*srcdir*::
This contains the directory where makepkg extracts, or copies, all source



I'd prefer to add a warning that there is probably no reason to ever use
$startdir in a PKGBUILD rather that mentioning constructs like
$startdir/src which have been deprecated for years now.


Allan
 

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