Talk:Arch packaging standards
Shouldn't we suggest using SHA1 hash and not the already broken one (MD5)? --Tomato 15:47, 25 August 2010 (EDT)
- My packages contain both
sha256sumsarrays. I do so on the theory that some clients may not have the sha256sum utility installed, and those clients can fall back to the md5sum utility. Clarification would be appreciated. Ichimonji10 (talk) 14:32, 19 October 2013 (UTC)
I've recently found that packages that used bundles libraries tend to segfault. Should we suggest the removal of bundled libraries and instead use system libraries? --Gadget3000 (talk) 02:13, 6 August 2011 (UTC)
Some packages require the addition of system users. For them to be ignored by things such as lightdm, tthey have to be in the sub-1000 UID space. Looking at packages in ABS, these users are simply added with an useradd -u .... However, there is no guideline or authoritative list that I can find which lists which UID is used for what, which is free, or how to register a UID for a specific system user. It would be nice to see a section about it here. --OlivierMehani 19:31, 13 October 2011 (EDT)
- I thinks it's a bit too specific to be listed here. --Snowman 20:45, 13 October 2011 (EDT)
Something more should be said about .install files. Mention that there are also examples in
/usr/share/pacman but it also needs some explanation on how they work. --Mauro2 (talk) 05:30, 15 October 2012 (UTC)
makepkg -g has been superseded by
updpkgsums since pacman 4.1, which doesn't require redirection operators (
>>) or removing the earlier md5sums (with something like
sed -i "/md5sums/,/)/d" PKGBUILD). --Det (talk) 12:16, 7 April 2013 (UTC)
- I second Det's request: add this to the wiki.
updpkgsumsis nicer than
makepkg -g, and the existence of such a tool should be promulgated. I didn't even know about the tool until reading through this discussion page. Ichimonji10 (talk) 14:32, 19 October 2013 (UTC)
Arch_Packaging_Standards#Package_etiquette states: "It is common practice to preserve the order of the PKGBUILD fields as shown above." But this is not true. Common practice is to use
/usr/share/pacman/PKGBUILD.proto as a template, and the order of fields in that prototype has a far greater influence on packages in the wild than this page. This page should edited to reflect the current state of
PKGBUILD.proto. Perhaps this page should state: "It is common practice to order PKGBUILD fields so they match the order of fields in
PKGBUILD.proto. Ichimonji10 (talk) 14:32, 19 October 2013 (UTC)
/usr/sbin -> /usr/bin merge
The Directories section needs to be updated to reflect the recent /bin, /sbin, /usr/sbin -> /usr/bin merge:
- The /usr/sbin line should be removed and the description of the /usr/bin line should be changed to all binaries or something similar.
- /bin and /sbin should be added to the "Package should not contain following directories" list.
Punctuation in PKGBUILD
What is the official guidance regarding ending a pkgdesc in a period or using commas and English prose punctuation in general?
[Link] to discussion thread.