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optimized package options

Just to double check: the CFLAGS of /etc/makepkg.conf is overwritten by the CFLAGS that can be found in the Makefile provided with the source. This makes it ineffective as soon as a Makefile is provided, is it correct? Should it be mentioned in this case?

Kewl (talk) 10:38, 1 January 2018 (UTC)

Makefiles can just extend the environment's CFLAGS by not doing any explicit assignment, but using operators like ?= or += instead. See also [1]. -- Lahwaacz (talk) 12:11, 1 January 2018 (UTC)
Thanks that clarifies, do you think the wiki is clear enough or is it worth adding a comment about it or a link? Kewl (talk) 15:28, 1 January 2018 (UTC)
Well, the general note in the section is good enough for me, but feel free to add a comment... -- Lahwaacz (talk) 16:42, 1 January 2018 (UTC)


A feature to be aware of: do not be surprised if the UPX option does not compress your gcc binary because it only detects files that are of mime type 'application/x-executable' | 'application/x-dosexec' while gcc unless instructed otherwise would create by default a binary 'application/x-sharedlib'. This is visible in /usr/share/makepkg/tidy/ Kewl (talk) 15:33, 1 January 2018 (UTC)

updpkgsums is gone

pacman-git no longer provides the updpkgsums utility. I suspect the developers intend to do away with it (like mksrcinfo). I don't know what drives Arch devs to make things less convenient for themselves, but I accept it. The wiki will eventually need to be updated with a better way to update source hash sums; they can be generated with makepkg -g, but you'll need some sed magic or otherwise to get the equivalent convenience of putting them in the right place in the PKGBUILD and removing the old sums. quequotion (talk) 10:49, 21 February 2018 (UTC)

Except it's not gone, just moved to pacman-contrib Scimmia (talk) 13:46, 21 February 2018 (UTC)