I'm not really happy about this article.
There's just too much duplication of work in the whole Wiki, so I'd suggest to concentrate on bringing ABS - The Arch Build System up to date (see there) and make this more into a glossary article with some links.
- --byte 08:20, 27 November 2007 (EST)
I think this should remain a separate page.
Maybe replace the abs section with "Makepkg is used by ABS - The Arch Build System.", with links to the ABS pages? That would reduce the duplication.
I don't use ABS, but I use makepkg. I unpack the source to a sub-directory of my home, and run makepkg from there.
Keeping this a separate page keeps makepkg easily findable from the wiki search box.