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[alpine-devel] How to handle regular git/svn builds

From: Mark Constable <>
Date: Tue, 04 Aug 2009 12:40:17 +1000

Perhaps I missed something obvious but I haven't yet come across
an example of an APKBUILD pulling source from git or svn repos.

ATM I do this with Archlinux by using a non-standard getsource()
function in the PKGBUILD. I don't want to use the standard way
for two reasons, a) it needlessly self modifies the $pkgver
variable in the PKGBUILD and b) expects to pull the git/svn
source into $srcdir rather than my preferred $SRCDEST.

The implications of a) is that every PKGBUILD is changed with
every build so when it comes time to commit the source package
changes then EVERY package is going to have a be committed even
though it's only a redundant $pkgver variable update that is
not even used. It just creates useless git log noise.

I solve this problem by using $pkgrel=$(date -u +%Y%m%d%H) which
dynamically updates that field and allows me to build unique
packages multiple times per day without modifying the PKGBUILD.

The second b) point is that I have about 20Gb of cloned and checked
out sources and there is no way I want all that bulk intermixed
in with my source packages.

Anyway, this works but I'm wondering what any official thoughts
about handling this might be?


pkgrel=$(date -u +%Y%m%d%H)
pkgdesc="Alpine Package Keeper - package manager for alpine"
makedepends="zlib-dev openssl-dev pkgconfig"


  _getsource || return 1

  cd "$srcdir/$pkgname-$pkgver"
  sed -i -e 's:-Werror::' Make.rules
  make || return 1
  make DESTDIR="$pkgdir" install
  cd "$pkgdir/sbin"
  ln -s apk apk_add
  ln -s apk apk_audit
  ln -s apk apk_del
  ln -s apk apk_index
  ln -s apk apk_info
  ln -s apk apk_version

  [ -d $SRCDEST ] && cd $SRCDEST || return 1
  if [ -d $pkgname/.git ]; then
    cd $pkgname && git pull origin
    git clone git:// $pkgname
  rsync -a --cvs-exclude --delete $SRCDEST/$pkgname/ $srcdir/$pkgname-$pkgver

md5sums="d7944308cefe6f5fc45a24e1840d087e 0001-db-fix-checksum-storing-to-db.patch
57693255bb36abe74423578b83ff2cf4 0001-io-fix-corruption-of-big-files-on-mmap-write.patch"

# . /etc/abuild.conf
# ll $REPODEST/main/apk*
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 40419 Aug 4 02:22 /home/packages/main/apk-tools-2.0_pre17-r2009080402.apk

Received on Tue Aug 04 2009 - 12:40:17 UTC